International POW: 4 – 10 August

Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it. – Rumi

Children eat watermelons to meet the ‘beginning of autumn’ at a kindergarten in Handan, China. Chinese tradition to eat watermelons or peaches before that day symbolises ‘biting away summer’. The solar term ‘beginning of autumn’ falls on 8 August this year. (Xinhua / REX Shutterstock)

Children eat watermelons to meet the ‘beginning of autumn’ at a kindergarten in Handan, China. Chinese tradition to eat watermelons or peaches before that day symbolises ‘biting away summer’. The solar term ‘beginning of autumn’ falls on 8 August this year. (Xinhua / REX Shutterstock)

Young performers wear LED suits during the golden jubilee celebrations commemorating 50 years of independence from Malaysia in Marina Bay, Singapore. (Wallace Woon / EPA)

Young performers wear LED suits during the golden jubilee celebrations commemorating 50 years of independence from Malaysia in Marina Bay, Singapore. (Wallace Woon / EPA)

Nepalese women activists lie down on a road during a protest demanding women’s rights in the upcoming constitution, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Narendra Shrestha / EPA)

Nepalese women activists lie down on a road during a protest demanding women’s rights in the upcoming constitution, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Narendra Shrestha / EPA)

A man ascends on an escalator as signs put up by the Sweden Democrats political party are seen at Ostermalmstorg subway station in Stockholm, Sweden. (Bertil Ericson / Reuters)

A man ascends on an escalator as signs put up by the Sweden Democrats political party are seen at Ostermalmstorg subway station in Stockholm, Sweden. (Bertil Ericson / Reuters)

A Syrian refugee from Kobani carries two children to shore as he jumps off a dinghy in Kos, Greece, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. (Yannis Behrakis / Reuters)

A Syrian refugee from Kobani carries two children to shore as he jumps off a dinghy in Kos, Greece, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. (Yannis Behrakis / Reuters)

A man covered in motor oil poses for a picture during celebrations honouring the patron saint of Managua, Santo Domingo de Guzman in Nicaragua. (Oswaldo Rivas / REUTERS)

A man covered in motor oil poses for a picture during celebrations honoring the patron saint of Managua, Santo Domingo de Guzman in Nicaragua. (Oswaldo Rivas / REUTERS)

Policemen disperse Youth Congress Workers protesting against the suspension of colleagues in Delhi, India. (Hemant Rawat / Rex Shutterstock)

Policemen disperse Youth Congress Workers protesting against the suspension of colleagues in Delhi, India. (Hemant Rawat / Rex Shutterstock)

Protests along West Florissant Street in Ferguson mark the first anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, in Missouri, US. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

Protests along West Florissant Street in Ferguson mark the first anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, in Missouri, US. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

A bus driver is sprayed with water as part of an effort to combat the effects of a heatwave in Amman, Jordan. (Muhammad Hamed / Reuters)

A bus driver is sprayed with water as part of an effort to combat the effects of a heatwave in Amman, Jordan. (Muhammad Hamed / Reuters)

MexColleagues and friends of murdered Mexican photographer Ruben Espinosa hold their cameras in front of his coffin during his burial at the Dolores cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico. Family, friends and colleagues held a vigil after he was brutally killed in a multiple homicide. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty Images)

MexColleagues and friends of murdered Mexican photographer Ruben Espinosa hold their cameras in front of his coffin during his burial at the Dolores cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico. Family, friends and colleagues held a vigil after he was brutally killed in a multiple homicide. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty Images)

Workers build a fence to protect the Eurotunnel site from migrants who attempt to reach UK by the channel tunnel near Calais in Coquelles, France. The European Commission offered to help France and Britain deal with the migrant crisis at the Channel Tunnel, as police on both sides braced for new attempts at the crossing. (Philippe Huguen / AFP / Getty Images)

Workers build a fence to protect the Eurotunnel site from migrants who attempt to reach UK by the channel tunnel near Calais in Coquelles, France. The European Commission offered to help France and Britain deal with the migrant crisis at the Channel Tunnel, as police on both sides braced for new attempts at the crossing. (Philippe Huguen / AFP / Getty Images)

Women are reflected in a mirror as they look at flowers being projected onto the wall and the floor of a room, as part of a promotional campaign at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China. (China Stringer Network / Reuters)

Women are reflected in a mirror as they look at flowers being projected onto the wall and the floor of a room, as part of a promotional campaign at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China. (China Stringer Network / Reuters)

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