This angle doesn't do it justice, but this is a particularly precarious load on a truck on the highway from Tartus to Homs. Overloaded trucks and Suzukis are a common sight, and this load of lumber isn't the worst I've seen. We often saw tiny Suzukis loaded up with what seemed like a dozen huge, red, plastic barrels (I think they're the ones used to store water on the roof). Unfortunately, we were never able to get a picture of one.
Notice the Happy Journey bus on the right.
Also notice that the driver of the service we're in is not in any particular lane.
And in case you were wondering, yes, the truck did manage to make it underneath the bridge in the distance without losing his load.