Tear gas pours out of Capitol Hill on January 6th, 2021. (Wikimedia Commons)

John DeLoca, the owner of Seneca Sporting Range in Ridgewood, Queens, sets his pistol sights on a target at his range. DeLoca, who also holds instructional sessions and prepares gun license applications for the New York Police Department, said that the number of new applications he has processed in 2020 is at least four times the amount of previous years. (Photo: Michal Kranz)

A set of security cameras attached to an apartment building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. According to Jones Security, a security company in Brooklyn, Crown Heights is one neighborhood where the company has seen an increased demand for video system installations. (Picture: Michal Kranz)

President Donald Trump stands with First Lady Melania Trump, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh in 2017. All three leaders have used terrorism charges to target protestors and political opponents. (Flickr)

Rana Dimassi (left) and her son Alaa (right) hold a picture of Fawwaz Fouad al-Samman in Tripoli on May 3, 2020. (Michal Kranz)

A Hezbollah bunker on display at the group’s museum in Mleeta, south Lebanon (Michal Kranz)

People at a wedding celebration in Jordan (Judith Scharnowski/Pixabay)

A Hezbollah flag hangs in a mountain village in Lebanon.

Sunset in Ashrafieh, the heart of Christian East Beirut.

The town of Al-Hrak in Dar’a Governorate after shelling by Assad’s forces and Russia. (Via @Dannymakisyria/Twitter)

Michał Kranz

Freelance writer/reporter constantly in transit. Middle East & Eastern Europe | National Security | Foreign Affairs

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