International POW: 30 January - 5 February

One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once ‘The Unnecessary War’. – Winston S. Churchill.

A boy charges a mobile phone in his neighborhood which experiences power shortages, in Johr El-Deek in Gaza, Palestine. (Reuters)

A boy charges a mobile phone in his neighborhood which experiences power shortages, in Johr El-Deek in Gaza, Palestine. (Reuters)

Thrill-seekers ride the world's longest zip line, measuring 1.76 miles, over Jabal Jais Mountain in Ras al-Khamiah, UAE. (Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters)

Thrill-seekers ride the world’s longest zip line, measuring 1.76 miles, over Jabal Jais Mountain in Ras al-Khamiah, UAE. (Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters)

The waning moon rises beyond the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Charlie Riedel / AP)

The waning moon rises beyond the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Charlie Riedel / AP)

A woman is seen performing a ritual for the African sea goddess Yemanja, at a beach in Montevideo, Uruguay. (Matilde Campodonico / AP)

A woman is seen performing a ritual for the African sea goddess Yemanja, at a beach in Montevideo, Uruguay. (Matilde Campodonico / AP)

A Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighter is seen in the eastern suburbs of al Bab, Syria. (Khalil Ashawi / REUTERS)

A Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighter is seen in the eastern suburbs of al Bab, Syria. (Khalil Ashawi / REUTERS)

Boats are grounded during an extreme low tide in a canal in Venice, Italy. (Simone Padovani / Awakening / Getty)

Boats are grounded during an extreme low tide in a canal in Venice, Italy. (Simone Padovani / Awakening / Getty)

A man wears a mask among fellow supporters as Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (not pictured) takes a symbolic presidential oath of office in Nairobi, Kenya. (Baz Ratner / Reuters)

A man wears a mask among fellow supporters as Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (not pictured) takes a symbolic presidential oath of office in Nairobi, Kenya. (Baz Ratner / Reuters)

Clergy of various denominations from Syria are asleep during a peace conference in Sochi, Russia.

Clergy of various denominations from Syria are asleep during a peace conference in Sochi, Russia.

Soldiers and police launch teargas at demonstrators who were marching to protest against the presidential inauguration of Juan Orlando Hernández, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. (Eduardo Verdugo / AP)

Soldiers and police launch teargas at demonstrators who were marching to protest against the presidential inauguration of Juan Orlando Hernández, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. (Eduardo Verdugo / AP)

A Palestinian youth holds a national flag during clashes with Israeli soldiers, in Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine. (Abbas Momani / AFP)

A Palestinian youth holds a national flag during clashes with Israeli soldiers, in Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine. (Abbas Momani / AFP)

A Hindu devotee festooned with spikes, lime, coconuts, fruits and flowers takes part in the Thaipoosam Kavady festival at Shree Emperumal Temple, in Mount Edgecombe, South Africa. (Rajesh Jantilal / AFP / Getty)

A Hindu devotee festooned with spikes, lime, coconuts, fruits and flowers takes part in the Thaipoosam Kavady festival at Shree Emperumal Temple, in Mount Edgecombe, South Africa. (Rajesh Jantilal / AFP / Getty)

Helen Mirren attends the Winchester nationwide psychic reading in support of the film’s opening, in Los Angeles, US. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images)

Helen Mirren attends the Winchester nationwide psychic reading in support of the film’s opening, in Los Angeles, US. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images)

An aerial view of bullet trains setting out ahead of the Chinese new year travel rush, in Hefei, China. (VCG)

An aerial view of bullet trains setting out ahead of the Chinese new year travel rush, in Hefei, China. (VCG)

The Super Blue Blood Moon sets behind the Staten Island Ferry, seen from Brooklyn, in New York, USA. (Eduardo Muñoz / Reuters)

The Super Blue Blood Moon sets behind the Staten Island Ferry, seen from Brooklyn, in New York, USA. (Eduardo Muñoz / Reuters)

A demonstrator confronts riot police during a rally in support of the nationalisation of lithium reserves, in Santiago, Chile. (Reuters)

A demonstrator confronts riot police during a rally in support of the nationalisation of lithium reserves, in Santiago, Chile. (Reuters)

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