A boy reacts as his hair is shaved off by a Buddhist monk during an ordination ceremony at the Marble Temple, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Rungroj Yongrit / EPA)

International POW: 20 – 26 June

When you don’t have food in your life, just for a day, it makes you realise you’re lucky to have it the next day. So the day after fasting, the music that comes out will be very joyous. – Chris Martin.

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Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri, surprised a young woman with a “marriage proposal” in a ceremony televised live, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)

Lebanon POW : 15 – 21 June

Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. – Gibran Kahlil Gibran.

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