International POW: 8 – 14 September

If you think of this world as a place simply intended for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place for training and correction and it’s not so bad. – C.S. Lewis

Members of the armed forces prepare to take part in a civic military parade in commemoration of Brazil’s independence day in São Paulo, Brazil. (Rahel Patrasso / Xinhua Press / Corbis)

Members of the armed forces prepare to take part in a civic military parade in commemoration of Brazil’s independence day in São Paulo, Brazil. (Rahel Patrasso / Xinhua Press / Corbis)

Turkish nationalists protest against the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) in Istanbul, Turkey. (OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Turkish nationalists protest against the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) in Istanbul, Turkey. (OZAN KOSE / AFP)

A father plays with his daughter while waiting to board a bus at the Roszke crossing point on the Serbian-Hungarian border. (Antonio Olmos / the Observer)

A father plays with his daughter while waiting to board a bus at the Roszke crossing point on the Serbian-Hungarian border. (Antonio Olmos / the Observer)

A man takes a selfie with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, outside a refugee camp in the Spandau district in Berlin, Germany. (Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters)

A man takes a selfie with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, outside a refugee camp in the Spandau district in Berlin, Germany. (Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters)

Syrian refugees covered with dust arrive at the Trabeel border, after crossing into Jordanian territory with their families, near the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria, and Iraq, near the town of Ruwaished, east of Amman. (Muhammad Hamed / REUTERS)

Syrian refugees covered with dust arrive at the Trabeel border, after crossing into Jordanian territory with their families, near the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria, and Iraq, near the town of Ruwaished, east of Amman. (Muhammad Hamed / REUTERS)

David Cameron meets Syrian refugee families at a tented settlement camp on the Syrian-Lebanese border, in Bekaa valley, Lebanon. (Stefan Rousseau / PA)

David Cameron meets Syrian refugee families at a tented settlement camp on the Syrian-Lebanese border, in Bekaa valley, Lebanon. (Stefan Rousseau / PA)

Migrant carrying a child falls after being tripped by TV camerawoman (R) Petra Laszlo while trying to escape from a collection point in Roszke village, Hungary. (MARKO DJURICA / REUTERS)

Migrant carrying a child falls after being tripped by TV camerawoman (R) Petra Laszlo while trying to escape from a collection point in Roszke village, Hungary. (MARKO DJURICA / REUTERS)

The latest Bake Off challenge? Mary Berry with a huge flower cake at the opening ofthe Wisley flower show in Wisley, UK. (REX Shutterstock)

The latest Bake Off challenge? Mary Berry with a huge flower cake at the opening of the Wisley flower show in Wisley, UK. (REX Shutterstock)

An anti-government protester carries a carton of eggs during a protest against the ongoing rubbish crisis and government corruption in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

An anti-government protester carries a carton of eggs during a protest against the ongoing rubbish crisis and government corruption in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

Fire crews battle to contain the Butte fire, which started on Wednesday and has burned nearly 65,000 acres of land in California, USA. (Andrew Seng / Shutterstock)

Fire crews battle to contain the Butte fire, which started on Wednesday and has burned nearly 65,000 acres of land in California, USA. (Andrew Seng / Shutterstock)

Students throw their teacher in the air to show their love ahead of teachers’ day In Zhuji, China. (ChinaFotoPress / Getty Images)

Students throw their teacher in the air to show their love ahead of teachers’ day In Zhuji, China. (ChinaFotoPress / Getty Images)

Life jackets have been left on a beach by some of the 20,000 refugees currently camped on the holiday island, in Lesbos, Greece. (Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP / Getty Images)

Life jackets have been left on a beach by some of the 20,000 refugees currently camped on the holiday island, in Lesbos, Greece. (Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP / Getty Images)

Boys paddle through the streets after heavy flooding in Kurigam, Bangladesh. (Zakir Hossain Chowdhury / Barcroft Media)

Boys paddle through the streets after heavy flooding in Kurigam, Bangladesh. (Zakir Hossain Chowdhury / Barcroft Media)

A woman clad in a burqa looks at other pieces of Afghanistan's traditional, all-encompassing dress at a store in Mazar-i Sharif, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Mustafa Najafizada / AP)

A woman clad in a burqa looks at other pieces of Afghanistan’s traditional, all-encompassing dress at a store in Mazar-i Sharif, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Mustafa Najafizada / AP)

Children jump to catch money thrown by Catholics from the church tower in gratitude for favors received by the Virgin Mary, fulfilling a traditional annual ceremony in Guarambare, 40 km southeast of Asuncion, Paraguay. (NORBERTO DUARTE / AFP)

Children jump to catch money thrown by Catholics from the church tower in gratitude for favors received by the Virgin Mary, fulfilling a traditional annual ceremony in Guarambare, 40 km southeast of Asuncion, Paraguay. (NORBERTO DUARTE / AFP)

3,000 flags placed at a park in Illinois, in memory of those killed in the 9/11 attacks, in Winnetka, US. (Jim Young / Reuters)

3,000 flags placed at a park in Illinois, in memory of those killed in the 9/11 attacks, in Winnetka, US. (Jim Young / Reuters)

A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress during a sandstorm in Gaza, Palestine. (David Pardo / The Victor Valley Daily Press / AP)

A Palestinian boy sleeps on a mattress during a sandstorm in Gaza, Palestine. (David Pardo / The Victor Valley Daily Press / AP)

Padaung ethnic women arrive to listen the speech of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, during her first official election campaign at Demoso township of Kayah State, eastern Myanmar.

Padaung ethnic women arrive to listen the speech of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, during her first official election campaign at Demoso township of Kayah State, eastern Myanmar.

166 school children and 112 parents pull a Boeing 787 jet at Narita international airport on the outskirts of Tokyo. (JIJI PRESS / AFP / Getty Image)

166 school children and 112 parents pull a Boeing 787 jet at Narita international airport on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan. (JIJI PRESS / AFP / Getty Image)

The dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the "Spasskaya Tower 2015" festival in Moscow, Russia. (VLADIMIR ASTAPKOVICH / SPUTNIK)

The dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the “Spasskaya Tower 2015” festival in Moscow, Russia. (VLADIMIR ASTAPKOVICH / SPUTNIK)

Saudi emergency crew stand near a construction crane after it crashed in the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. At least 107 people were killed when the crane toppled over at Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, less than two weeks before Islam's annual haj pilgrimage. (REUTERS / Stringer)

Saudi emergency crew stand near a construction crane after it crashed in the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. At least 107 people were killed when the crane toppled over at Mecca’s Grand Mosque on Friday, less than two weeks before Islam’s annual haj pilgrimage. (REUTERS / Stringer)

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