There are as many ways of loving as there are people, and that wildflower variety is the great beauty of this dimension of existence. – Jalaluddin Rumi.

A military show at the opening ceremony of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Reuters)

A military show at the opening ceremony of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Reuters)

Buddhist monks cover their faces during a confrontation with the police, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Rungroj Yongrit / EPA)

Buddhist monks cover their faces during a confrontation with the police, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Rungroj Yongrit / EPA)

Lion King sculpture made from lemons and oranges, goes on display at the 84th Lemon Festival, in Menton, France. (Valery Hache / AFP)

Lion King sculpture made from lemons and oranges, goes on display at the 84th Lemon Festival, in Menton, France. (Valery Hache / AFP)

A woman waits with her injured children at a hospital, after airstrikes by the Syrian government, in Barzeh. (Sarieh Abu Zaid / EPA)

A woman waits with her injured children at a hospital, after airstrikes by the Syrian government, in Barzeh. (Sarieh Abu Zaid / EPA)

Pope Francis submits himself to a selfie when he visited the parish of St. Mary Josefa of the Heart of Jesus, in Italy. (Remo Casilli / Reuters)

Pope Francis submits himself to a selfie when he visited the parish of St. Mary Josefa of the Heart of Jesus, in Italy. (Remo Casilli / Reuters)

Faithful take pictures of Pope Francis at the Vatican. (Gregorio Borgia / AP)

Faithful take pictures of Pope Francis at the Vatican. (Gregorio Borgia / AP)

Justin Trudeau, at the dinner table with Angela Merkel, and her security advisor Christoph Heusgen in Berlin, Germany. (GUIDO BERGMANN / BPA)

Justin Trudeau, at the dinner table with Angela Merkel, and her security advisor Christoph Heusgen in Berlin, Germany. (GUIDO BERGMANN / BPA)

Brewer BrewDog, to offer staff a week of paid ‘paw-ternity leave’ if they get a new dog in Aberdeen, UK. (BrewDog)

Brewer BrewDog, to offer staff a week of paid ‘paw-ternity leave’ if they get a new dog in Aberdeen, UK. (BrewDog)

Syrians sit outside a cafe bearing the image of Bashar al-Assad as a shop nearby sells Valentine's Day gifts, in old Damascus. (LOUAI BESHARA / AFP)

Syrians sit outside a cafe bearing the image of Bashar al-Assad as a shop nearby sells Valentine’s Day gifts, in old Damascus. (LOUAI BESHARA / AFP)

A feast for 20,000 is held annually in the town, a tradition dating back to when ancient garrison troops reclaimed wasteland to grow grain, in China. (China Stringer Network)

A feast for 20,000 is held annually in the town, a tradition dating back to when ancient garrison troops reclaimed wasteland to grow grain, in China. (China Stringer Network)

Youths run from tear gas during a protest against alleged police abuse, in Bobigny, France. (Francois Mori / AP)

Youths run from tear gas during a protest against alleged police abuse, in Bobigny, France. (Francois Mori / AP)

A crowd watches the launch of the ISRO Polar satellite launch vehicle, which created a world record by launching 104 satellites on board one rocket, in India. (Arun Sankar/ AFP)

A crowd watches the launch of the ISRO Polar satellite launch vehicle, which created a world record by launching 104 satellites on board one rocket, in India. (Arun Sankar/ AFP)

Couple arrive at the Khazer camp from Mosul for their wedding, in Iraq. (Bram Janssen / AP)

Couple arrive at the Khazer camp from Mosul for their wedding, in Iraq. (Bram Janssen / AP)

People protest against Donald Trump’s immigration policies in New York, US. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AFP)

People protest against Donald Trump’s immigration policies in New York, US. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AFP)

Visitors walk through countless mini kamakura,  during Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival in Japan. (The Yomiuri Shimbun)

Visitors walk through countless mini kamakura, during Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival in Japan. (The Yomiuri Shimbun)

Students dance to demand an end to violence against women, in Manila, Philippines. (Mark R. Cristino / EPA)

Students dance to demand an end to violence against women, in Manila, Philippines. (Mark R. Cristino / EPA)

Turkana tribesmen walk with guns near Baragoi, Kenya. (Goran Tomasevic / Reuters)

Turkana tribesmen walk with guns near Baragoi, Kenya. (Goran Tomasevic / Reuters)

Young people release red balloons during a flash mob to mark Valentine's Day in Moscow, Russia. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP )

Young people release red balloons during a flash mob to mark Valentine’s Day in Moscow, Russia. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP )

People visit the State Department Store in Moscow, Russia. (VLADIMIR ASTAPKOVICH /  SPUTNIK)

People visit the State Department Store in Moscow, Russia. (VLADIMIR ASTAPKOVICH / SPUTNIK)

More than 250 couples stage a Valentine's Day "kiss-in", beside a 25-foot-tall “most famous kiss in American history”.  (ROB O'NEAL / AP)

More than 250 couples stage a Valentine’s Day “kiss-in”, beside a 25-foot-tall “most famous kiss in American history”. (ROB O’NEAL / AP)

 

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