A man waters herbs on the roof of his damaged building in Arbin, Syria. (AMER ALMOHIBANY / AFP)

International POW: 28 February – 6 March

There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength’. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. – Dalai Lama.

Revellers wearing masks and lanterns parade during Morgestraich carnival, in Basel, Switzerland. (Georgios Kefalas / EPA)

Revellers wearing masks and lanterns parade during Morgestraich carnival, in Basel, Switzerland. (Georgios Kefalas / EPA)

Winners of the 2017 Rio Carnival, take part in the Champions’ Parade at the Sambadrome, in Rio, Brazil. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP)

Winners of the 2017 Rio Carnival, take part in the Champions’ Parade at the Sambadrome, in Rio, Brazil. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP)

A man runs from ISIS towards Iraqi special forces during a battle, in Mosul, Iraq. (Goran Tomasevic / Reuters)

A man runs from ISIS towards Iraqi special forces during a battle, in Mosul, Iraq. (Goran Tomasevic / Reuters)

A man waters herbs on the roof of his damaged building in Arbin, Syria. (AMER ALMOHIBANY / AFP)

A man waters herbs on the roof of his damaged building in Arbin, Syria. (AMER ALMOHIBANY / AFP)

A foreign activist argues with an Israeli soldier during a protest in the West Bank, Palestine. (Mussa Qawasma / REUTERS)

A foreign activist argues with an Israeli soldier during a protest in the West Bank, Palestine. (Mussa Qawasma / REUTERS)

A journalist operates a harness with multiple devices capable of recording and live streaming in Beijing, China. (Ng Han Guan / AP)

A journalist operates a harness with multiple devices capable of recording and live streaming in Beijing, China. (Ng Han Guan / AP)

Models walk the runway during the Issey Miyake show at Hotel de Ville as part of Paris fashion week. (Richard Bord / WireImage)

Models walk the runway during the Issey Miyake show at Hotel de Ville as part of Paris fashion week. (Richard Bord / WireImage)

A security official leaves a room with the mobile phones of participants prior to a round of negotiations between Syria’s main opposition High Negotiations Committee and the UN, in Geneva, Switzerland. (Reuters)

A security official leaves a room with the mobile phones of participants prior to a round of negotiations between Syria’s main opposition High Negotiations Committee and the UN, in Geneva, Switzerland. (Reuters)

Naked prisoners in the city jail sit during a raid for illegal drugs and contraband, in Cebu, Philippines. ( AFP)

Naked prisoners in the city jail sit during a raid for illegal drugs and contraband, in Cebu, Philippines. ( AFP)

ِAbout 4,000 confiscated bicycles, seized after been parked in violation of traffic regulations, in Shanghai, China. (VCG)

ِAbout 4,000 confiscated bicycles, seized after been parked in violation of traffic regulations, in Shanghai, China. (VCG)

Carryn Owens, the wife of the first American combatant to die during the presidency of Donald Trump, looks up while being acknowledged by Trump at the Capitol. (Mandel Ngan / AFP)

Carryn Owens, the wife of the first American combatant to die during the presidency of Donald Trump, looks up while being acknowledged by Trump at the Capitol. (Mandel Ngan / AFP)

An anti-government protest demanding the government's resignation in Bucharest, Romania. (Vadim Ghirda / AP)

An anti-government protest demanding the government’s resignation in Bucharest, Romania. (Vadim Ghirda / AP)

A girl walks on a trash-strewn shore of Lake Titicaca in Peru. (Rodrigo Abd / AP)

A girl walks on a trash-strewn shore of Lake Titicaca in Peru. (Rodrigo Abd / AP)

A man stands on a carpet of smashed oranges during a traditional Carnival in Ivrea, Italy. (Luca Bruno / AP)

A man stands on a carpet of smashed oranges during a traditional Carnival in Ivrea, Italy. (Luca Bruno / AP)

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway checks her phone inside the Oval Office. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway checks her phone inside the Oval Office. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

A resident pours water from his house as he tries to extinguish a fire at Paraisopolis slum in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (NACHO DOCE / REUTERS)

A resident pours water from his house as he tries to extinguish a fire at Paraisopolis slum in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (NACHO DOCE / REUTERS)

Syrian musicians resting on damage in the amphitheater of the historic city of Palmyra, Syria. (OMAR SANADIKI / REUTERS)

Syrian musicians resting on damage in the amphitheater of the historic city of Palmyra, Syria. (OMAR SANADIKI / REUTERS)

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