People who are overwhelmed with troubles never do look back. They know only too well that misfortune follows in their wake. – Victor Hugo.

An election campaign banner for Egyptian presidential candidate President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, with Arabic that reads, "yes...to build the future," hangs over a bridge, in Cairo, Egypt. (Nariman El-Mofty / AP)

An election campaign banner for Egyptian presidential candidate President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, with Arabic that reads, “yes…to build the future,” hangs over a bridge, in Cairo, Egypt. (Nariman El-Mofty / AP)

A paramedic rushing to help an injured protester is blocked by Israeli border police trying to arrest the injured man, during clashes in Ramallah, Palestine. (Nasser Nasser / AP)

A paramedic rushing to help an injured protester is blocked by Israeli border police trying to arrest the injured man, during clashes in Ramallah, Palestine. (Nasser Nasser / AP)

Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik puts the final touches on a sculpture honoring British physicist and award-winning author Stephen Hawking, at Puri beach, India. (AFP)

Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik puts the final touches on a sculpture honoring British physicist and award-winning author Stephen Hawking, at Puri beach, India. (AFP)

A child sleeps in a bag as hundreds of civilians leave rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, Syria. (Omar Sanadiki / Reuters)

A child sleeps in a bag as hundreds of civilians leave rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, Syria. (Omar Sanadiki / Reuters)

Civilians, evacuated from rebel-held areas in the Eastern Ghouta, gather at a school in the regime-controlled Hosh Nasri, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, Syria. (AFP)

Civilians, evacuated from rebel-held areas in the Eastern Ghouta, gather at a school in the regime-controlled Hosh Nasri, on the northeastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, Syria. (AFP)

Women in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai, India. (Reuters)

Women in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai, India. (Reuters)

A Turkish-backed Syrian rebel drives past a burning shop in the city of Afrin in northern Syria. (Bulent Kilic / AFP)

A Turkish-backed Syrian rebel drives past a burning shop in the city of Afrin in northern Syria. (Bulent Kilic / AFP)

Approximately 7,000 pairs of shoes representing children who lost their lives to gun violence are seen on the East Front of the US Capitol in Washington, USA. (Michael Reynolds / EPA-EFE)

Approximately 7,000 pairs of shoes representing children who lost their lives to gun violence are seen on the East Front of the US Capitol in Washington, USA. (Michael Reynolds / EPA-EFE)

A protester holds a banner denouncing the Japanese prime minister, Shinzō Abe, over a suspected cover-up of a cronyism scandal, in Tokyo, Japan. (Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters)

A protester holds a banner denouncing the Japanese prime minister, Shinzō Abe, over a suspected cover-up of a cronyism scandal, in Tokyo, Japan. (Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters)

Schoolchildren place 740 teddy bears in front of the Konzerthaus to raise awareness of the 740,000 Syrian refugee children unable to attend school, in Berlin, Germany. (Anadolu Agency)

Schoolchildren place 740 teddy bears in front of the Konzerthaus to raise awareness of the 740,000 Syrian refugee children unable to attend school, in Berlin, Germany. (Anadolu Agency)

Boys walk inside a destroyed mosque in the old city of Mosul, eight months after the Iraqi government forces retook the city from the control of ISIS, in Mosul, Iraq. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP)

Boys walk inside a destroyed mosque in the old city of Mosul, eight months after the Iraqi government forces retook the city from the control of ISIS, in Mosul, Iraq. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP)

A man crawls under tyres during the annual mud run event that takes place over a 10km obstacle course, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Ariel Schalit / AP)

A man crawls under tyres during the annual mud run event that takes place over a 10km obstacle course, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Ariel Schalit / AP)

Revellers take part in a parade ahead of the arrival of the Hindu holiday of Nyepi (“Day of Silence”) in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. (Sonny Tumbelaka / AFP / Getty Images)

Revellers take part in a parade ahead of the arrival of the Hindu holiday of Nyepi (“Day of Silence”) in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. (Sonny Tumbelaka / AFP / Getty Images)

Performers dance at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Paralympics, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Ng Han Guan / AP)

Performers dance at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Paralympics, in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Ng Han Guan / AP)

People throw away banknotes and walk on the Taiping bridge, to pray for good fortune and blessing during a folk festival in Mianyang city, in Sichuan, China. (Imaginechina / Rex / Shutterstock)

People throw away banknotes and walk on the Taiping bridge, to pray for good fortune and blessing during a folk festival in Mianyang city, in Sichuan, China. (Imaginechina / Rex / Shutterstock)

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during the presidential election., in Moscow, Russia. (Mladen Antonov / AFP / Getty Images)

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during the presidential election., in Moscow, Russia. (Mladen Antonov / AFP / Getty Images)

Thousands of people take part in a demonstration to denounce the political deadlock in Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. (Enric Fontcuberta / EPA)

Thousands of people take part in a demonstration to denounce the political deadlock in Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. (Enric Fontcuberta / EPA)

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