The Games People PlayS

[Beirut, September 27. Image via Getty]

Women from Senegal's delegation wave national flags as they enter the field at Beirut's Sports City during the opening ceremony on September 27, 2009 of the 'Jeux de la Francophie' (Francophone Games), a four-yearly event that organisers hope will shine a positive spotlight on a country long rocked by political unrest. Some 3,000 athletes and participants from 42 countries are expected for the September 27-October 6 extravaganza, which is being held under tight security. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)</blockquote<