The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it – Mark Twain

Andria Slough, receives a call from Donald Trump to congratulate her for missile strikes carried out against the Assad regime in Syria. (US Navy / EPA)

Andria Slough, receives a call from Donald Trump to congratulate her for missile strikes carried out against the Assad regime in Syria. (US Navy / EPA)

The US destroyer launches tomahawk missiles against Syrian air base. (U.S. Navy via AP)

The US destroyer launches tomahawk missiles against Syrian air base. (U.S. Navy via AP)

A civil defence member breathes through an oxygen mask after a gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. (Ammar Abdullah / Reuters)

A civil defence member breathes through an oxygen mask after a gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. (Ammar Abdullah / Reuters)

Women mourn during a funeral procession for victims of a blast at the Saint Mark’s church in Alexandria, Egypt. (Mohamed El-Shahed / AFP / Getty)

Women mourn during a funeral procession for victims of a blast at the Saint Mark’s church in Alexandria, Egypt. (Mohamed El-Shahed / AFP / Getty)

A woman stands near a pew covered in blood inside a Coptic church that was bombed in Tanta, Egypt. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany / REUTERS)

A woman stands near a pew covered in blood inside a Coptic church that was bombed in Tanta, Egypt. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany / REUTERS)

The Apollo blue & the Artemis pink diamond earrings, the most valuable ever to appear at auction, in London, England. (Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP)

The Apollo blue & the Artemis pink diamond earrings, the most valuable ever to appear at auction, in London, England. (Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP)

People throw water at each other in the street ahead of Songkran, the Thai new year festival, in Hong Kong. (Alex Hofford / EPA)

People throw water at each other in the street ahead of Songkran, the Thai new year festival, in Hong Kong. (Alex Hofford / EPA)

Ethiopians pray during a Palm Sunday mass at St Samaan church in Cairo, Egypt. (Nariman El-Mofty / AP)

Ethiopians pray during a Palm Sunday mass at St Samaan church in Cairo, Egypt. (Nariman El-Mofty / AP)

People leave flowers in Sergels Torg after the truck attack that killed four people, in Stockholm, Sweden. (Reuters)

People leave flowers in Sergels Torg after the truck attack that killed four people, in Stockholm, Sweden. (Reuters)

People protest against Nicolás Maduro’s government, in Caracas, Venezuela. (Federico Parra / AFP / Getty)

People protest against Nicolás Maduro’s government, in Caracas, Venezuela. (Federico Parra / AFP / Getty)

White Helmets Volunteers, free a man from the rubble of his home after a government airstrike, in Daraa, Syria. (Mohamad Abazeed / AFP)

White Helmets Volunteers, free a man from the rubble of his home after a government airstrike, in Daraa, Syria. (Mohamad Abazeed / AFP)

An angry English Defence League member clashes with a calm member of the public in an image widely shared, in Birmingham, UK. (Joe Giddens / PA)

An angry English Defence League member clashes with a calm member of the public in an image widely shared, in Birmingham, UK. (Joe Giddens / PA)

Women in kimonos take a selfie in front of cherry blossom, in Kyoto, Japan. (Jorge Silva / Reuters)

Women in kimonos take a selfie in front of cherry blossom, in Kyoto, Japan. (Jorge Silva / Reuters)

4,817 people form the shape of a drop of blood for World Health Day, in Marikina, Philippines. (Francis R. Malasig / EPA)

4,817 people form the shape of a drop of blood for World Health Day, in Marikina, Philippines. (Francis R. Malasig / EPA)

The UK prime minister, Theresa May, chats with girls during a basketball lesson, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Fayez Nureldine / AFP)

The UK prime minister, Theresa May, chats with girls during a basketball lesson, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Fayez Nureldine / AFP)

Workers bury their colleague who was killed while rescuing his family from a mudslide in Mocoa, Colombia. (Ivan Valencia / AP)

Workers bury their colleague who was killed while rescuing his family from a mudslide in Mocoa, Colombia. (Ivan Valencia / AP)

Boulders and debris surround homes after rivers surrounding Mocoa, Colombia overflowed. (Fernando Vergara / AP)

Boulders and debris surround homes after rivers surrounding Mocoa, Colombia overflowed. (Fernando Vergara / AP)

Turkana women carry dead animals they lost during a drought, in Kenya. (Tony Karumba / AFP)

Turkana women carry dead animals they lost during a drought, in Kenya. (Tony Karumba / AFP)

People gather as the lights of the Eiffel Tower are dimmed in memory of the victims of the St Petersburg metro attack. (Michel Euler / AP)

People gather as the lights of the Eiffel Tower are dimmed in memory of the victims of the St Petersburg metro attack. (Michel Euler / AP)

Demonstrators scuffle with security forces during an opposition rally in the Venezuelan capital, (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters)

Demonstrators scuffle with security forces during an opposition rally in the Venezuelan capital, (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters)

Houses are painted with vivid colours as part of a government initiative to motivate young people, in Mexico. (Yuri Cortez / AFP)

Houses are painted with vivid colours as part of a government initiative to motivate young people, in Mexico. (Yuri Cortez / AFP)

Internally displaced Syrians who fled Raqqa tie ropes for their tents in a camp, in Manbij, Syria. (Rodi Said / Reuters)

Internally displaced Syrians who fled Raqqa tie ropes for their tents in a camp, in Manbij, Syria. (Rodi Said / Reuters)

A woman walk across burning coals during the religious procession of the Hindu goddess Maha Mariamman, in New Delhi, India. (Rajat Gupta / EPA)

A woman walk across burning coals during the religious procession of the Hindu goddess Maha Mariamman, in New Delhi, India. (Rajat Gupta / EPA)

An Afghan policeman during a campaign against narcotics in Jalalabad Province, Afghanistan. (Parwiz / Reuters)

An Afghan policeman during a campaign against narcotics in Jalalabad Province, Afghanistan. (Parwiz / Reuters)

Students and their parents take part in a chess contest at a primary school in Liaoning, China. (AFP)

Students and their parents take part in a chess contest at a primary school in Liaoning, China. (AFP)

A cat, surrounded by bullet cases, during a clashes in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein el-Hilweh, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / AP)

A cat, surrounded by bullet cases, during a clashes in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein el-Hilweh, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / AP)

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