When you have indulged a lust, your wing drops off; you become lame, abandoned by a fantasy. …People fancy they are enjoying themselves, but they are really tearing out their wings for the sake of an illusion. – Rumi

A Palestinian girl receives training organised for the families of Hamas officials, in Gaza Strip, Palestine. (Xinhua / Barcroft Images)

A Palestinian girl receives training organised for the families of Hamas officials, in Gaza Strip, Palestine. (Xinhua / Barcroft Images)

People take part in a religious festival to honour the Spanish missionary saint Francisco Solano, in Emboscada, Paraguay. (Andres Cristaldo Benitez / EPA)

People take part in a religious festival to honour the Spanish missionary saint Francisco Solano, in Emboscada, Paraguay. (Andres Cristaldo Benitez / EPA)

Vehicles are seen stranded at a crossroads during a heavy rainfall in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China. (REUTERS)

Vehicles are seen stranded at a crossroads during a heavy rainfall in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China. (REUTERS)

Grace Jones performs during the annual Byblos International Festival, in Byblos, Lebanon. (Wael Hamzeh / EPA)

Grace Jones performs during the annual Byblos International Festival, in Byblos, Lebanon. (Wael Hamzeh / EPA)

A 10-metre Man Engine, created to mark the 10th anniversary of the date when the Cornwall and West Devon mining landscape was added to the list of Unesco world heritage Sites, takes to the streets, in Tavistock, England. (Matt Cardy / Getty Images)

A 10-metre Man Engine, created to mark the 10th anniversary of the date when the Cornwall and West Devon mining landscape was added to the list of Unesco world heritage Sites, takes to the streets, in Tavistock, England. (Matt Cardy / Getty Images)

Lasers light up the night sky over the Tomorrowland Electronic Music Festival in Boom, Belgium. (JONAS ROOSENS / AFP / GETTY IMAGES)

Lasers light up the night sky over the Tomorrowland Electronic Music Festival in Boom, Belgium. (JONAS ROOSENS / AFP / GETTY IMAGES)

Wreaths are reflected on a man’s glasses during a funeral for victims of floods that have killed more than 150 people in Hebei province, in Xingtai, China. (China Daily / Reuters)

Wreaths are reflected on a man’s glasses during a funeral for victims of floods that have killed more than 150 people in Hebei province, in Xingtai, China. (China Daily / Reuters)

Turkish football supporters take part in a rally against the military coup in Taksim Square, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty Images)

Turkish football supporters take part in a rally against the military coup in Taksim Square, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty Images)

Pro-Kurdish supporters gather in the Gazi district during a rally against the military coup and the state of emergency, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty Images)

Pro-Kurdish supporters gather in the Gazi district during a rally against the military coup and the state of emergency, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty Images)

President Reuven Rivlin, left, former president Shimon Peres, centre, and prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu wear virtual reality goggles during a ceremony at the Peres Centre for Peace, in Jaffa, Israel. (UPI / Barcroft Images)

President Reuven Rivlin, left, former president Shimon Peres, centre, and prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu wear virtual reality goggles during a ceremony at the Peres Centre for Peace, in Jaffa, Israel. (UPI / Barcroft Images)

Boys await treatment at a makeshift hospital following strikes and shelling on the rebel-held city, in Idlib, Syria. (Omar Haj Kadour / AFP / Getty Images)

Boys await treatment at a makeshift hospital following strikes and shelling on the rebel-held city, in Idlib, Syria. (Omar Haj Kadour / AFP / Getty Images)

Workers collect the rubble of damaged buildings to be recycled and reused for reconstruction, under the supervision of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the government-controlled district of Wadi al-Sayeh in Homs, Syria. ( OMAR SANADIKI / REUTERS)

Workers collect the rubble of damaged buildings to be recycled and reused for reconstruction, under the supervision of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the government-controlled district of Wadi al-Sayeh in Homs, Syria. ( OMAR SANADIKI / REUTERS)

Campaign badges for sale outside the Republican national convention, in Cleveland, US. (Zuma / Rex / Shutterstock)

Campaign badges for sale outside the Republican national convention, in Cleveland, US. (Zuma / Rex / Shutterstock)

Participants in a chilli eating competition sit or stand in tubs of cold water, in Hangzhou, China. (China Stringer Network / Reuters)

Participants in a chilli eating competition sit or stand in tubs of cold water, in Hangzhou, China. (China Stringer Network / Reuters)

People perform yoga exercises on Liberty Bridge, which was temporarily closed to traffic, in Budapest, Hungary. (Zoltan Balogh / EPA)

People perform yoga exercises on Liberty Bridge, which was temporarily closed to traffic, in Budapest, Hungary. (Zoltan Balogh / EPA)

Sub-Saharan refugees and migrants on an overcrowded dinghy wait to be rescued by a team of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, 24 miles north of Sabratha, in Sabratha, Libya. (Santi Palacios / AP)

Sub-Saharan refugees and migrants on an overcrowded dinghy wait to be rescued by a team of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, 24 miles north of Sabratha, in Sabratha, Libya. (Santi Palacios / AP)

Thousands gather on the Promenade des Anglais boulevard to observe a minute of silence in tribute to the 84 victims of the truck attack in Nice, France. (VILLE DE NICE via EPA)

Thousands gather on the Promenade des Anglais boulevard to observe a minute of silence in tribute to the 84 victims of the truck attack in Nice, France. (VILLE DE NICE via EPA)

People look at flowers, candles and messages laid at a makeshift memorial to victims of the deadly truck attack on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, France. (Valery Hache / AFP / Getty Images)

People look at flowers, candles and messages laid at a makeshift memorial to victims of the deadly truck attack on the Promenade des Anglais, in Nice, France. (Valery Hache / AFP / Getty Images)

A farmer carries a tray of red chillies across a roof covered in drying chillies, in Patiala, India. (AFP / Getty Images)

A farmer carries a tray of red chillies across a roof covered in drying chillies, in Patiala, India. (AFP / Getty Images)

Indian spectators watch as Pnar, or Jaintia, tribesmen pull a Rong, or "chariot" and dance in muddy waters during the celebration of the Behdienkhlam festival in Tuber village, in the northeastern state of Meghalaya. (Biju Boro / AFP / Getty)

Indian spectators watch as Pnar, or Jaintia, tribesmen pull a Rong, or “chariot” and dance in muddy waters during the celebration of the Behdienkhlam festival in Tuber village, in the northeastern state of Meghalaya. (Biju Boro / AFP / Getty)

Women participate in a photo shoot by artist Spencer Tunick in his latest large-scale art installation, "Everything She Says Means Everything," in Cleveland. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty)

Women participate in a photo shoot by artist Spencer Tunick in his latest large-scale art installation, “Everything She Says Means Everything,” in Cleveland. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty)

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