Everytime I work on preparing for a new International POW post, I could easily remember what every beauty pageant wish for: “World Peace”.
It is not because there is truly a near world peace, it actually because we are still far far always from any real kind of peace in the world.
While some people of the world are celebrating and dancing, others are being beaten up, killed, or tortured.
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Members of the Central African Armed Forces (FACA) lynch a man suspected of being a former Séléka rebel in Bangui, Central African Republic. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP – Getty Images)
Pope Francis blows a kiss to pilgrims gathered at Saint Peter’s square in the Vatican upon his arrival to lead the general weekly audience. (Vincenzo Pinto / AFP – Getty Images)
Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, perform prayers while sitting inside circles of burning “Upale” (or dried cow dung cakes) on the banks of the river Ganges during the Magh Mela festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. (Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)
A woman takes a picture of a sculpture titled “Sleepwalker” on the campus of Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. The sculpture, part of an exhibit by artist Tony Matelli at the college’s Davis Museum, has prompted an online student petition to have it removed due to its edgy nature. (DARREN MCCOLLESTER / GETTY IMAGES)
A TV cameraman is hit by an unknown explosive device during protests against the rise in the price of transportation in Rio de Janeiro. The cameraman was hospitalized in serious condition. (AGENCIA GLOBO / EPA)
Chadian nationals and others from other Muslim countries shelter under a derelict aircraft at the Bangui air force base awaiting their evacuation to Chad. Fighting in the capital of strife-torn Central African Republic has killed at least 30 people over the past three days, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday. (ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
A suspecting member of Séléka is lynched by Central African Republic Army (FACA) forces in Bangui, Central African Republic. (Laurence Geai/NurPhoto)
Brilliant firelight illuminates the scene as 2,000 torches are lit from the sacred fire carried by special torch bearers at the Otou Fire Festival on Mt. Kamikura in Shingu, Japan. Once the torches are lit, the sacred temple gates are opened and participants run down 538 stone steps to the bottom of the mountain. Participants traditionally take the flaming torches home to light kitchen fires. The ancient New Year’s festival, symbolizing the return of the sun and warmer spring weather, dates from 1,400 years ago and was originally based on the lunar calendar. (EVERETT KENNEDY BROWN / EPA)
German skaters train at the Adler arena in Sochi before the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. (LOIC VENANCE / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
One of the Olympic rings fails to open during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (DAVID J. PHILLIP/AP)
Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretyak light the Olympic cauldron while fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (Robert Cianflone /Getty Images)
Children exit a building after an alleged air strike by Syrian government forces on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Al-Qaeda has disavowed the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), whose members have been locked in deadly clashes with Syrian rebels. (MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Newly graduated Thai students from Rangsit University pose for a photographer next to a group of riot policemen guarding a road near the office of the permanent secretary for defense during a rally by anti-government protesters in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai protesters vowed Monday to stage larger rallies in central Bangkok and push ahead their efforts to nullify the results of elections. (WASON WANICHAKORN / AP)
Police officers shoot a water canon at ultra-Orthodox Jewish men during their demonstration in Jerusalem. (Sebastian Scheiner/AP)