As muslims around the world prepare them self for the Ashura day, many communities around the world are having their own mourning periods, Indonesia is being buried in Volcano ash, while the Philippines is trying to stand again on its feet after the huge Haiyan Typhoon that killed hundreds of people and left too many on the streets looking for shelter.
But despite all of this negativity, we should always look further to notice the positive things in life, that struggle to survive and to shine all over the darkest places.
Runners participate in the “Color Run” across the streets of Santiago. (Hector RETAMAL/AFP)
A sculpture of Lady Gaga created by artist Jeff Koons is reflected in a window at the ”ArtRave” release event of Lady Gaga’s new album ”Artpop” in New York. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
Pakistani children scavenge items a burning field, which had been used by fruit and vegetable sellers to store wooden boxes, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Nov. 4. According to the crowds at the site, local officials burned the field because it was used illegally. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP)
A young male deer stands with a hunter’s arrow through it’s head, in New Jersey. (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection/AP)
An Afghan Shiite beats himself with chains and blades in a ritual ahead of the Ashura holiday outside the Abul Fazel Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. At this shrine two years ago during the same celebration, a suicide bomber killed scores of worshippers. (Anja Niedringhaus/AP)
A flower blossoms from vegetation covered with volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Mardingding, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high volcano has been erupting since Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slope. (Binsar Bakkara/AP)
Visitors on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange use their smartphones and tablet devices to photograph the opening bell ceremonies. Twitter’s confidence appears to be increasing ahead of its initial public offering set for later this week at the NYSE, as 7-year-old short messaging service on Monday boosted the price range for the IPO. (Richard Drew/AP)
Pakistani taxi drivers block a main road with their vehicles, during a protest near the parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan. The drivers were protesting against the Pakistani traffic police. (Muhammed Muheisen/AP)
Residents cover their nose from the smell of dead bodies in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes as many complain of shortage of food, water and no electricity since the Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine provinces Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and hundreds of people dead. (Bullit Marquez/AP)
Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, from the United States, right, places the crown on Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia. (Pavel Golovkin/AP)
Racehorses gallop along a straight at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. (Quinn Rooney / Getty Images)
Yves Rossy, known as the “Jetman,” flies around the snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji, Japan, during his first flight in Asia. (Katsuhiko Tokunaga / Breitling via AP)