[Beirut, September 27. Image via Getty.]

A woman in traditional costume walks in front of Djibouti's delegation 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)