Maryam al-Balushi feeds some of her 480 cats. She also has 12 dogs, and says her pets are mood-lifting, in #Muscat, #Oman. (Mohammed Mahjoub / AFP / Getty Images)
International POW

International POW: 24 – 30 November

A lie is like a cat: you need to stop it before it gets out the door or it’s really hard to catch. Charles M. Blow

Members of the security forces deploy amid clashes with demonstrators at a rally to protest against #French President in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 29 October – 4 November

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi

Supporters of Donald #Trump cheer as he arrives for a campaign rally, in Circleville, #Ohio, #US. (Evan Vucci / AP)
International POW

International POW: 20 – 26 October

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. – Plato

A #woman pulls a baby on a pallet as they prepare to move to a new temporary camp for migrants and #refugees, on the island of #Lesbos, #Greece. (Yara Nardi / REUTERS)
International POW

International POW: 22 -28 September

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all. EMILY DICKINSON

A woman raises her arms in front of security forces standing guard in front of the World Bank offices in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 23 – 29 July

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Devotees with lit oil lamps perform religious rituals during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival at #Thecho in #Lalitpur, #Nepal. (REUTERS)
International POW

International POW: 4 – 10 February

Justice is merely incidental to law and order. J. Edgar Hoover

A #cat yawns as it sits in a lane between ash-covered trees and buildings from the eruption of the #Taal #volcano, in the village of #BusoBuso, #Philippines. (AFP)
International POW

International POW: 14 – 20 January

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud. Émile Zola

A #woman poses with her face painted with a red hand during a demonstration against #sexual harassment, rape and domestic violence, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Patrick Baz / Abaad / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 5 – 11 December

The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs. Shannon L. Alder

Bolivian wrestlers, both members of the Fighting Cholitas, fight at Sharks of the Ring wrestling club in #ElAlto, #Bolivia. (AFP)
International POW

International POW: 26 Nov – 2 Dec

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends. J.K. Rowling