These young volunteers are determined to raise money for the Faraj Fund, a charity set up to free prisoners incarcerated for debt.
The attendees stood watching the lighting of the logo for several minutes, and read the slogan of the winning Sharjah campaign: "Open books ... Open minds."
The conference, part of the Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 activities, took place in the presence of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Although the good people at Sharjah Book Authority didn’t let the pandemic stop us from having SIBF20, it came with a new angle: the panels were online.
USGS said the quake struck at a depth of 51.4 kilometres (32 miles) off the eastern tip of Timor Island, which is split between East Timor and Indonesia.
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, on the passing of Dr Faisal Al-Yasin, the father of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.
The action appeared to be in retaliation for Athens' assistance in the US seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged tanker this week in the Mediterranean Sea over violating Washington's crushing sanctions on the Islamic Republic.