An Orthodox Christian dips into the icy waters of a pond in Moscow, Russia, during the celebration of the epiphany holiday – the day the spirit of God descended upon believers in the shape of a dove during Jesus’s baptism in the river Jordan. (Vasily Maximov / AFP - Getty Images)

International POW: 13 – 19 January

Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. – Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness.

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High heel slackliner Faith Dickey carefully negotiates a thin wire high above a stunning landscape during the Womens Highline Meeting in the Czech Republic. Faith, from Austin in Texas, USA, was joined by adrenaline junkies Basia Sobanska 27 and Ela Ostrowska, 26, who wore their own accessories. (Faith Dickey / Caters)

International POW: 30Dec – 5Jan

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain.

Happy New Year

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A group of girls skiing and wearing red bikinis to welcome Christmas in Yuzhou, Henan, China. (TPG/Top Photo - Corbis)

International POW: 23-29 December

Take time during the rush of the holidays to enjoy the things in life that really matter. Take time to take in the quite moments spent with friends and loved ones. And may the wonder of Christmas surround you throughout the season.

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A couple dances tango in front of St. Peter's Square to celebrate Pope Francis' 78th birthday at the Vatican. Hundreds of tango dancers from all over the world gathered just next to St. Peter's Square for a milonga. (Gregorio Borgia / AP)

International POW: 16-22 December

Christmas is a time in which, of all times in the year, the memory of every remediable sorrow, wrong, and trouble in the world around us, should be active with us, not less than our own experiences, for all good. — Charles Dickens.

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