International POW: 26 January - 1 February

During their lifetimes, every man and woman will stumble across a great opportunity. Sadly, most of them will simply pick themselves up, dust themselves down and carry on as if nothing ever happened. – Winston S. Churchill.

Workers attempt to break the world record for the largest classic igloo by building one with a diameter of 13m and a ceiling hight of 11m, at the ‘Igloo village’ in front of the Matterhorn mountain, in Zermatt, Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott / EPA)

Workers attempt to break the world record for the largest classic igloo by building one with a diameter of 13m and a ceiling hight of 11m, at the ‘Igloo village’ in front of the Matterhorn mountain, in Zermatt, Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott / EPA)

Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray outside the shrine of Sufi Saint Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani, in Srinagar, India. (Dar Yasin / AP)

Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray outside the shrine of Sufi Saint Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani, in Srinagar, India. (Dar Yasin / AP)

A man grasps a bag of tangerines as people receive free produce during a protest over the government’s proposal to overhaul the country’s pension system, in Athens, Greece. (Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters)

A man grasps a bag of tangerines as people receive free produce during a protest over the government’s proposal to overhaul the country’s pension system, in Athens, Greece. (Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters)

Children react near a municipal worker spraying insecticide at the neighborhood of Imbiribeira, in Recife, Brazil. The operation is part of the city’s effort to prevent the spread of Zika’s vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito (Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters)

Children react near a municipal worker spraying insecticide at the neighborhood of Imbiribeira, in Recife, Brazil. The operation is part of the city’s effort to prevent the spread of Zika’s vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito (Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters)

Anti-riot policemen arrive as taxi drivers block the traffic with a fire during a demonstration against the VTC (transport vehicle with chauffeur) on the ringroad at porte Maillot in Paris. (THOMAS SAMSON / AFP)

Anti-riot policemen arrive as taxi drivers block the traffic with a fire during a demonstration against the VTC (transport vehicle with chauffeur) on the ringroad at porte Maillot in Paris. (THOMAS SAMSON / AFP)

Circus artists perform for Pope Francis during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican. (Andrew Medichini / AP)

Circus artists perform for Pope Francis during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican. (Andrew Medichini / AP)

A bull with burning horns is pictured at the El Novillo de Bombas festival in Mira, Ecuador. The yearly event originated from Spain many centuries ago. (José Mafla / NurPhoto / Corbis)

A bull with burning horns is pictured at the El Novillo de Bombas festival in Mira, Ecuador. The yearly event originated from Spain many centuries ago. (José Mafla / NurPhoto / Corbis)

A member of the Greek Red Cross waits for migrants and refugees to arrive on a beach of the Greek island of Lesbos. (Mstyslav Chernov / AP)

A member of the Greek Red Cross waits for migrants and refugees to arrive on a beach of the Greek island of Lesbos. (Mstyslav Chernov / AP)

The Kite surfing Armada.in which participants are trying to break the Guinness World record for the 'largest parade of kitesurfers' at Tableview beach, in Cape Town. (AFP / Getty Images)

The Kite surfing Armada.in which participants are trying to break the Guinness World record for the ‘largest parade of kitesurfers’ at Tableview beach, in Cape Town. (AFP / Getty Images)

A Femen activist, Sarah Constantin, hangs from a noose-like rope from a Paris bridge to call attention to the large number of executions in Iran, as she stages a protest against visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Paris. (Zacharie Scheurer / AP)

A Femen activist, Sarah Constantin, hangs from a noose-like rope from a Paris bridge to call attention to the large number of executions in Iran, as she stages a protest against visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Paris. (Zacharie Scheurer / AP)

A Kashmiri Muslim boy sets ablaze a shroud he is wearing to protest against a demolition drive ordered by the Lake and Waterways Development Authority, in Srinagar, India. (Farooq Khan / EPA)

A Kashmiri Muslim boy sets ablaze a shroud he is wearing to protest against a demolition drive ordered by the Lake and Waterways Development Authority, in Srinagar, India. (Farooq Khan / EPA)

Thousands of life jackets discarded by refugees on the Island of Lesbos, Greece. (Tasos Markou / The Telegraph)

Thousands of life jackets discarded by refugees on the Island of Lesbos, Greece. (Tasos Markou / The Telegraph)

FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground at Appiano Gentile. (FC Internazionale)

FC Internazionale training session at the club’s training ground at Appiano Gentile. (FC Internazionale)

Confetti rains down on the newly crowned Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach during a victory parade, in Manila, Philippines. (Bullit Marquez / AP)

Confetti rains down on the newly crowned Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach during a victory parade, in Manila, Philippines. (Bullit Marquez / AP)

A frozen waterfall in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province. (Xinhua / REX / Shutterstock)

A frozen waterfall in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China’s Hebei Province. (Xinhua / REX / Shutterstock)

The moon rises over the Toronto city skyline as seen from Milton, Ontario, Canada. (Mark Blinch / REUTERS)

The moon rises over the Toronto city skyline as seen from Milton, Ontario, Canada. (Mark Blinch / REUTERS)

An amateur photographer has managed to catch one of the rarest shots imaginable - a five planetary alignment,in Dorset, UK. For the first time in 11 years, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were visible at the same time in the sky. (Martin Dolan / SWNS)

An amateur photographer has managed to catch one of the rarest shots imaginable – a five planetary alignment,in Dorset, UK. For the first time in 11 years, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were visible at the same time in the sky. (Martin Dolan / SWNS)

Palestinians fall from a collapsing shop roof, during the funeral of seven Hamas gunmen who were killed when a tunnel collapsed close to the Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel, in Gaza, Palestine. (Suhaib Salem / Reuters)

Palestinians fall from a collapsing shop roof, during the funeral of seven Hamas gunmen who were killed when a tunnel collapsed close to the Gaza Strip’s eastern border with Israel, in Gaza, Palestine. (Suhaib Salem / Reuters)

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