International POW: 27 September - 3 October

If all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of today, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war. – Abraham Lincoln.

A ‘nail house’ is seen in the middle of an area covered by a dust screen, in China. The name is given to the homes of people who refuse to move for property developers. (Reuters)

A ‘nail house’ is seen in the middle of an area covered by a dust screen, in China. The name is given to the homes of people who refuse to move for property developers. (Reuters)

A temple worker adjusts a giant incense stick at a temple in the city on the eve of the vegetarian festival, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Sakchai Lalit / AP)

A temple worker adjusts a giant incense stick at a temple in the city on the eve of the vegetarian festival, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Sakchai Lalit / AP)

Women perform a Shaolin zen music ritual, in Dengfeng, China (Reuters)

Women perform a Shaolin zen music ritual, in Dengfeng, China (Reuters)

A schoolgirl runs past university students protesting against the killings being perpetrated in the “War on Drugs” campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte, in Manila, Philippines (Bullit Marquez / AP)

A schoolgirl runs past university students protesting against the killings being perpetrated in the “War on Drugs” campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte, in Manila, Philippines (Bullit Marquez / AP)

Police detain a supporter of the Kashmir state legislator Abdul Rashid Sheikh during a protest, in Srinagar, India. (Mukhtar Khan / AP)

Police detain a supporter of the Kashmir state legislator Abdul Rashid Sheikh during a protest, in Srinagar, India. (Mukhtar Khan / AP)

Pink umbrellas decorate the facade of the Ministry of Public Health as part of a campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer prevention, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / Reuters)

Pink umbrellas decorate the facade of the Ministry of Public Health as part of a campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer prevention, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / Reuters)

Workers collect dead fish floating in the polluted West Lake in Vietnam. (Kham / Reuters)

Workers collect dead fish floating in the polluted West Lake in Vietnam. (Kham / Reuters)

The new sculpture on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth, Really Good by David Shrigley, in London, England. (Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP / Getty Images)

The new sculpture on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth, Really Good by David Shrigley, in London, England. (Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP / Getty Images)

A protester holds a raised clenched fist salute in front of riot police, following the shooting by officers of an unarmed black man, in El Cajon, US. (Hayne Palmour / AP)

A protester holds a raised clenched fist salute in front of riot police, following the shooting by officers of an unarmed black man, in El Cajon, US. (Hayne Palmour / AP)

A police officer walks through the middle of a union workers’ protest, in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Darren Whiteside / Reuters)

A police officer walks through the middle of a union workers’ protest, in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Darren Whiteside / Reuters)

The mother of Palestinian Yasser Hamdouni carrying the coffin of her son who died in israeli prison. (Aljazeera)

The mother of Palestinian Yasser Hamdouni carrying the coffin of her son who died in israeli prison. (Aljazeera)

Workers update a portrait of Mao Zedong to celebrate the national holiday, in China. (Imaginechina)

Workers update a portrait of Mao Zedong to celebrate the national holiday, in China. (Imaginechina)

Fighters from Libya take a break on the western frontline against Daesh. (Fabio Bucciarelli / AFP / Getty Images)

Fighters from Libya take a break on the western frontline against Daesh. (Fabio Bucciarelli / AFP / Getty Images)

Pope Francis tries on a zucchetto presented by a priest, in Rome. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images)

Pope Francis tries on a zucchetto presented by a priest, in Rome. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images)

Residents carry torches during a procession, in Mayorga, Spain. (Cesar Manso / AFP / Getty Images)

Residents carry torches during a procession, in Mayorga, Spain. (Cesar Manso / AFP / Getty Images)

A church choir performs during the Meskel festival to commemorate the discovery of the cross on which it is believed Jesus Christ was crucified, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Tiksa Negeri / Reuters)

A church choir performs during the Meskel festival to commemorate the discovery of the cross on which it is believed Jesus Christ was crucified, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Tiksa Negeri / Reuters)

A pensioner stands in front of riot police after they fired pepper spray at retirees protesting against pension cuts, in Athens, Greece. (Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP / Getty Images)

A pensioner stands in front of riot police after they fired pepper spray at retirees protesting against pension cuts, in Athens, Greece. (Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP / Getty Images)

A road crossing a salt lake which is coloured by algae, in China. (China Stringer Network / Reuters)

A road crossing a salt lake which is coloured by algae, in China. (China Stringer Network / Reuters)

Members of the Vella de Valls group perform during the 26th Human Towers competition, in Spain. (Xinhua / Barcroft Images)

Members of the Vella de Valls group perform during the 26th Human Towers competition, in Spain. (Xinhua / Barcroft Images)

A seal swimming underwater near the Farne Islands in North East England. (MIKE CLARK / CATERS NEWS)

A seal swimming underwater near the Farne Islands in North East England. (MIKE CLARK / CATERS NEWS)

Indian folk dancers preparing for the Hindu festival 'Navaratri', in Ahmedabad, India. (Sam Panthakysam Panthaky / AFP / Getty Images)

Indian folk dancers preparing for the Hindu festival ‘Navaratri’, in Ahmedabad, India. (Sam Panthakysam Panthaky / AFP / Getty Images)

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