A couple dances tango in front of St. Peter's Square to celebrate Pope Francis' 78th birthday at the Vatican. Hundreds of tango dancers from all over the world gathered just next to St. Peter's Square for a milonga. (Gregorio Borgia / AP)

International POW: 16-22 December

Christmas is a time in which, of all times in the year, the memory of every remediable sorrow, wrong, and trouble in the world around us, should be active with us, not less than our own experiences, for all good. — Charles Dickens.

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A woman dances in front of riot police during a demonstration in the Kadikoy neighborhood of Istanbul against the eviction of a squatted building. The building was converted into a social meeting center by activists following last year's Gezi Park protests that led to supporting protests across Turkey. (OZAN KOSE / AFP - GETTY IMAGES)

International POW:9-15 December

Humanism is the only – I would go so far as saying the final- resistance we have against the inhuman practices and injustices that disfigure human history. — Edward W. Said

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Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa participate in a charity run down a slope at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. Organisers say 250 skiing Santas raised $2,700 for charity at the event. (Brian Snyder / REUTERS)

International POW:2-8 December

Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.– Steve Maraboli

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