A Palestinian protester protects his face as he stands in front of burning tires during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP - Getty Images)

International POW: 21 – 27 October

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. ― Ernest Hemingway.

A Palestinian protester protects his face as he stands in front of burning tires during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP - Getty Images)

A Palestinian protester protects his face as he stands in front of burning tires during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP – Getty Images)

An explosion rocks the Syrian city of Kobani as seen from the Turkish town of Suruc. (Gokhan Sahin / Getty Images)

An explosion rocks the Syrian city of Kobani as seen from the Turkish town of Suruc. (Gokhan Sahin / Getty Images)

Militants of Islamic State (IS) take cover as an air strike hits Tilsehir hill near the Turkish border at Yumurtalik village, in Sanliurfa province. (BULENT KILIC / AFP - Getty Images)

Militants of Islamic State (IS) take cover as an air strike hits Tilsehir hill near the Turkish border at Yumurtalik village, in Sanliurfa province. (BULENT KILIC / AFP – Getty Images)

Civilian and military staff wearing red ponchos, green combat dress and black uniforms to form a giant poppy in the center of the GCHQ ‘doughnut’ building launch this year’s Royal British Legion Gloucestershire county poppy appeal. (Crown Copyright / PA)

Civilian and military staff wearing red ponchos, green combat dress and black uniforms to form a giant poppy in the center of the GCHQ ‘doughnut’ building launch this year’s Royal British Legion Gloucestershire county poppy appeal. (Crown Copyright / PA)

Indian widows abandoned by their families wave sparklers as they participate in a celebration for the Hindu festival Diwali on the banks of the Yamuna river in Vrindavan. Until recently, the widows were kept hidden from society and all but forbidden to celebrate. But that is now changing, and local residents cheered the women on as they passed through the streets of the temple-filled town, many proudly wearing brand new saris gifted by a local organization. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP - Getty Images)

Indian widows abandoned by their families wave sparklers as they participate in a celebration for the Hindu festival Diwali on the banks of the Yamuna river in Vrindavan. Until recently, the widows were kept hidden from society and all but forbidden to celebrate. But that is now changing, and local residents cheered the women on as they passed through the streets of the temple-filled town, many proudly wearing brand new saris gifted by a local organization. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP – Getty Images)

Children dress up as devils as they prepare for start of Torovenado, a traditional dance festival which ridicules social and political characters in Masaya, Nicaragua. (Esteban Felix / AP)

Children dress up as devils as they prepare for start of Torovenado, a traditional dance festival which ridicules social and political characters in Masaya, Nicaragua. (Esteban Felix / AP)

A young boy looks at statues that are made of fiberglass and covered with clay by Palestinian artist Eyad Sabbah, which are depictions for the Palestinians who fled their houses from Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Palestine in Gaza. (Mohammed Salem / Reuters)

A young boy looks at statues that are made of fiberglass and covered with clay by Palestinian artist Eyad Sabbah, which are depictions for the Palestinians who fled their houses from Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Palestine in Gaza. (Mohammed Salem / Reuters)

Riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters at the Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy activists recaptured parts of a core protest zone early on Saturday, defying riot police who had tried to disperse them with pepper spray and baton charges. (Carlos Barria / Reuters)

Riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters at the Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy activists recaptured parts of a core protest zone early on Saturday, defying riot police who had tried to disperse them with pepper spray and baton charges. (Carlos Barria / Reuters)

The Sum of All Evil by artists Jake and Dinos Chapman is photographed at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, England. (Stefan Wermuth / Reuters)

The Sum of All Evil by artists Jake and Dinos Chapman is photographed at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, England. (Stefan Wermuth / Reuters)

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) reacts during the UEFA Champions League, group B, football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England. (PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP - GETTY IMAGES)

Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) reacts during the UEFA Champions League, group B, football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England. (PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP – GETTY IMAGES)

Zheng Feng, an amateur climber takes wedding pictures with his bride on a cliff in Jinhua, Zhejiang province. (REUTERS - China Daily)

Zheng Feng, an amateur climber takes wedding pictures with his bride on a cliff in Jinhua, Zhejiang province. (REUTERS – China Daily)

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