International POW: 20 – 26 October

She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her… I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

A woman from Syria looks on as she waits to cross the border near the village of Berkasovo, Serbia. (Marko Djurica / Reuters)

A woman from Syria looks on as she waits to cross the border near the village of Berkasovo, Serbia. (Marko Djurica / Reuters)

Revellers pose during Oktoberfest in the city founded by Dr Hermann Blumenau and 17 other German immigrants, in Blumenau, Brazil. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

Revellers pose during Oktoberfest in the city founded by Dr Hermann Blumenau and 17 other German immigrants, in Blumenau, Brazil. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

Women take part in the Procession of the Catrinas. Catrina is a cartoon character feted during the Day of the Dead celebrations, in Mexico City, Mexico. (Yuri Cortez / AFP / Getty Images)

Women take part in the Procession of the Catrinas. Catrina is a cartoon character feted during the Day of the Dead celebrations, in Mexico City, Mexico. (Yuri Cortez / AFP / Getty Images)

A Christie’s employee holds the largest cushion-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond to come to auction, with an estimated value of $23m-$28m (£15m-£18m) in London, UK. (Nick Ansell / PA)

A Christie’s employee holds the largest cushion-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond to come to auction, with an estimated value of $23m-$28m (£15m-£18m) in London, UK. (Nick Ansell / PA)

Injured people are carried to hospital after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake, in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Arshad Arbab / EPA)

Injured people are carried to hospital after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake, in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Arshad Arbab / EPA)

Five hundred replicas of the Stormtroopers characters from Star Wars on the steps of the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall of China during a promotional event for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on the outskirts of Beijing, China. (Jason Lee / Reuters)

Five hundred replicas of the Stormtroopers characters from Star Wars on the steps of the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall of China during a promotional event for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on the outskirts of Beijing, China. (Jason Lee / Reuters)

A large crowd of pregnant women practice yoga in Beijing, China, in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record. (ChinaFotoPress / Getty Images)

A large crowd of pregnant women practice yoga in Beijing, China, in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record. (ChinaFotoPress / Getty Images)

A team of 61 wingsuiters breaks the FAI world record for the largest ever wingsuit formation in Perris, California. (Barcroft Media)

A team of 61 wingsuiters breaks the FAI world record for the largest ever wingsuit formation in Perris, California. (Barcroft Media)

Skid Row resident Sharon Kazee raises her fist during a march on the national day of protest to stop police brutality in Los Angeles, California, USA. (David McNew / Getty Images)

Skid Row resident Sharon Kazee raises her fist during a march on the national day of protest to stop police brutality in Los Angeles, California, USA. (David McNew / Getty Images)

Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, in Washington, US. (Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images)

Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, in Washington, US. (Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images)

Some of the thousands of students demonstrating against fee increases at Wits University, in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Kim Ludbrook / EPA)

Some of the thousands of students demonstrating against fee increases at Wits University, in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Kim Ludbrook / EPA)

Palestinian protesters use slingshots to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank town of Al-Bireh, on the northern outskirts of Ramallah. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

Palestinian protesters use slingshots to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes in the West Bank town of Al-Bireh, on the northern outskirts of Ramallah. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

Relatives of the Safwan family, that drowned on a boat carrying them from Turkey to Greece, mourn on their coffins during their funeral in Beirut's southern suburb of Ouzai, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / Reuters)

Relatives of the Safwan family, that drowned on a boat carrying them from Turkey to Greece, mourn on their coffins during their funeral in Beirut’s southern suburb of Ouzai, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / Reuters)

A North Korean and his South Korean wife press their hands to a window after a separated family reunion meeting, in Diamond Mountain, North Korea. (Choi Dong-joon / AP)

A North Korean and his South Korean wife press their hands to a window after a separated family reunion meeting, in Diamond Mountain, North Korea. (Choi Dong-joon / AP)

Women devotees apply Sindoor, or vermillion, to each other’s faces as they take part in the Sindoor Puja, in Mumbai, India. (Divyakant Solanki / EPA)

Women devotees apply Sindoor, or vermillion, to each other’s faces as they take part in the Sindoor Puja, in Mumbai, India. (Divyakant Solanki / EPA)

Shia Muslims self-flagellate using chains during an Ashura procession, in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Omar Sobhani / Reuters)

Shia Muslims self-flagellate using chains during an Ashura procession, in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Omar Sobhani / Reuters)

Thousands of Lebanese have rallied in Beirut to honor the memory of Imam Hussein and his companions who were martyred in the battle of Karbala some 14 centuries ago. (Mahdi Skafi)

Thousands of Lebanese have rallied in Beirut to honor the memory of Imam Hussein and his companions who were martyred in the battle of Karbala some 14 centuries ago. (Mahdi Skafi)

Clowns pose for a photo in front of the Monument to the Revolution during the Latin American Clown Convention in Mexico City, Mexico. (Henry Romero / Reuters)

Clowns pose for a photo in front of the Monument to the Revolution during the Latin American Clown Convention in Mexico City, Mexico. (Henry Romero / Reuters)

Canadian Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau kisses his wife, Sophie Grégoire, after winning the country’s general election, in Montreal, Canada. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images)

Canadian Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau kisses his wife, Sophie Grégoire, after winning the country’s general election, in Montreal, Canada. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images)

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