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Samih Kaeden marks a calendar which shows the number of days left to meet his son who has been detained for 17 years in an #Israeli prison, in #Rafah, #Palestine. (Anadolu Agency)
International POW

International POW: 7- 13 July

If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. Paulo Coelho

A man walks by Internal security forces, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Rabih Yassine)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 2 – 8 July

Those who have suffered, who have known poverty or oppression, are generally the most prone to kindness. Perhaps it is well to endure some misery if only to learn this lesson. ARTHUR LYNCH

Visitors hold aloft reproductions of the Mona Lisa outside the Louvre, #Paris, #France. (Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)
International POW

International POW: 30 June – 6 July

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

A woman takes photos with her phone of her relative on his scooter in front of burned tires and garbage containers set on fire, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 25 June – 1 July

Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. Dalai Lama

Agustina Canamero, 81, and Pascual Pérez, 84, hug and kiss through a plastic film screen to minimise the risk of catching #coronavirus, at a nursing home in #Barcelona, #Spain. (Emilio Morenatti / AP)
International POW

International POW:23 – 29 June

The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you. – Nicholas Spark

#Ethiopian domestic workers who were dismissed by their employers gather with their belongings outside their country’s embassy in #Hazmiyeh, east of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 18 – 24 June

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. – Ayn Rand

Nursery plants in seats during a rehearsal at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. The opera is reopening its doors with a concert for plants, in #Barcelona, #Spain. (Nacho Doce / Reuters)
International POW

International POW: 16 – 22 June

I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world. – Tupac

A man sweeps glass off the ground along a street outside the local branch of a #bank after it was vandalised by protesters earlier, in al-Nour Square in #Tripolilb, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 11 – 17 June

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. – Albert Camus

A man paints a security camera during a protest against police brutality, in Mexico City, #Mexico. (Anadolu Agency / Getty)
International POW

International POW: 9 – 15 June

If we believe in nothing, if nothing has any meaning and if we can affirm no values whatsoever, then everything is possible and nothing has any importance. Albert Camus

A demonstrator walks with her #dog during a protest against the government performance and worsening economic conditions, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 4 – 10 June

I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government. – – Martin Luther King Jr.