People eat chillis while taking a bath in peppers during a competition, in Ningxiang, China. (STR / AFP)

International POW: 8 – 14 August

She could not bear to look at him just now. If she did, she might well slap him again. Or cry. Or kiss him. And never know which was right and which was wrong and which was madness. – Game of thrones.

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The full moon rising from behind the cedar mountains, north of Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)

Lebanon POW : 3 – 9 August

She didn’t quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane. – Paulo Coelho

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Fans react outside the Beiteddine palace, as iraqi singer Kazem al-Saher performs during the Beiteddine Art Festival 2017, Lebanon (Nabil Ismail)

Lebanon POW : 27 July – 2 August

The philosopher’s soul dwells in his head, the poet’s soul is in his heart; the singer’s soul lingers about his throat, but the soul of the dancer abides in all her body. – Gibran Kahlil Gibran

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