International POW: 9 – 15 June

God will reward you, he said. You must be an angel since you care for flowers. – Victor Hugo.

More than 173,000 pots of plants and herbs form a flower carpet in front of the city hall in Antwerp, Belgium. To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Antwerp city hall, artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven selected 31 different species to create a design of large geometric figures in bright sixties colors. The carpet measures 60 by 30 meters. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert  / AP)

More than 173,000 pots of plants and herbs form a flower carpet in front of the city hall in Antwerp, Belgium. To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Antwerp city hall, artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven selected 31 different species to create a design of large geometric figures in bright sixties colors. The carpet measures 60 by 30 meters. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert / AP)

A man carries a girl as Syrians fleeing the war pass through broken-down border fences to enter Turkish territory illegally. (Bulent Kilic / AFP via Getty Images)

A man carries a girl as Syrians fleeing the war pass through broken-down border fences to enter Turkish territory illegally. (Bulent Kilic / AFP via Getty Images)

Workers wearing protective gears spray antiseptic solution as a precaution against the spread of MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, virus at an art hall in Seoul, South Korea. (Lee Jin-man / AP)

Workers wearing protective gears spray antiseptic solution as a precaution against the spread of MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, virus at an art hall in Seoul, South Korea. (Lee Jin-man / AP)

A pond with plants in the shape of an @ symbol. The farmer planted three kinds of water plants in order to purify the water on his land, in Jiaxing, China. (ChinaFotoPress)

A pond with plants in the shape of an @ symbol. The farmer planted three kinds of water plants in order to purify the water on his land, in Jiaxing, China. (ChinaFotoPress)

Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals escaped from the zoo in Georgia’s capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures, prompting authorities to warn residents in Tbilisi to say inside. (Tinatin Kiguradze/  AP)

Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals escaped from the zoo in Georgia’s capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures, prompting authorities to warn residents in Tbilisi to say inside. (Tinatin Kiguradze/ AP)

Two Palestinian children look out of a window on a wall painted with a mural by German artist Akot in Gaza, Palestine. The mural is on the walls of houses destroyed during the 50-day Israeli offensive last July and August. (Wissam Nassar / Xinhua Press via Corbis)

Two Palestinian children look out of a window on a wall painted with a mural by German artist Akot in Gaza, Palestine. The mural is on the walls of houses destroyed during the 50-day Israeli offensive last July and August. (Wissam Nassar / Xinhua Press via Corbis)

Dancers take part in a Corpus Christi religious ceremony in Lima. Hundreds of people participate in Corpus Christi Catholic processions during the month of June in different regions of the country. (Paco Chuquiure / REUTERS)

Dancers take part in a Corpus Christi religious ceremony in Lima. Hundreds of people participate in Corpus Christi Catholic processions during the month of June in different regions of the country. (Paco Chuquiure / REUTERS)

Volunteers help in the construction of an artwork called Plastic Bags by Cameroon-born artist Pascale Marthine Tayou at the De Meelfabriek, part of the art exhibition Global Imaginations, in Leiden, Netherlands. (Jerry Lampen / EPA)

Volunteers help in the construction of an artwork called Plastic Bags by Cameroon-born artist Pascale Marthine Tayou at the De Meelfabriek, part of the art exhibition Global Imaginations, in Leiden, Netherlands. (Jerry Lampen / EPA)

Demonstrators clash with police during a march by students and professors to present a proposal for education reform, in Santiago de Chile, Chile. (MARIO RUIZ / EPA)

Demonstrators clash with police during a march by students and professors to present a proposal for education reform, in Santiago de Chile, Chile. (MARIO RUIZ / EPA)

Rescuers and civilians help to bring people out of a building after a reported barrel bomb attack by government forces on the central al-Fardous rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria. (Karam Al-Masri / AFP via Getty)

Rescuers and civilians help to bring people out of a building after a reported barrel bomb attack by government forces on the central al-Fardous rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria. (Karam Al-Masri / AFP via Getty)

An Indian firefighter pours water over his face to cool off as they tackle a factory fire in north Calcutta, India. According to police and media reports, 10 fire engines fought close to four hours to extinguish the blaze. (PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPA)

An Indian firefighter pours water over his face to cool off as they tackle a factory fire in north Calcutta, India. According to police and media reports, 10 fire engines fought close to four hours to extinguish the blaze. (PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPA)

Barcelona's players celebrate from an open-top bus during celebration parade in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona were crowned kings of Europe for the fifth time after beating Juventus 3-1 in a pulsating Champions League final at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, capping their magnificent season with a title treble. (Albert Gea / REUTERS)

Barcelona’s players celebrate from an open-top bus during celebration parade in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona were crowned kings of Europe for the fifth time after beating Juventus 3-1 in a pulsating Champions League final at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, capping their magnificent season with a title treble. (Albert Gea / REUTERS)

Officers of the Irish Navy ship Le Eithne rescue migrants in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. (AP)

Officers of the Irish Navy ship Le Eithne rescue migrants in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. (AP)

Bottles of confiscated illegal alcohol are destroyed during a pre-Ramadan anti-alcohol and narcotics campaign at a police station in Jakarta, Indonesia. The government conducted raids at unlicensed liquor stores and destroyed the liquor in a pubic display before the holy month of Ramadan. (Zulkarnain / Xinhua)

Bottles of confiscated illegal alcohol are destroyed during a pre-Ramadan anti-alcohol and narcotics campaign at a police station in Jakarta, Indonesia. The government conducted raids at unlicensed liquor stores and destroyed the liquor in a pubic display before the holy month of Ramadan. (Zulkarnain / Xinhua)

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