I've always been intrigued by Naharnet's choice of pictures! Every English article has an accompanying portait published along with it. Ever since I noticed that Bashar el Assad's picture was one where he looked cross-eyed, I knew that the selections were neither benign nor the first result that popped up in a google query.
The selection of Jumblatt's pictures have been interesting. I've seen pictures that showed Jumblatt staring ahead, as if day-dreaming. I've also seen pictures that have shown Jumblatt apparently in agonizing pain, with his hands on his head (I wish Naharnet had archives so that I could publish the other pictures too). Today though I see the following picture (which was published in an article titled Paris Turns into Alternative Political Capital of Lebanon):
So my question is: What is Naharnet's editor trying to convey??? Is s/he having fun? Is this some kind of message which only the most loyal Naharnet readers can decipher with time? I don't know... Whatever the case, this play with portraits is definitely intriguing and a little funny. What can I say? Another quirk courtesy of the one and only Naharnet!