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

Students take part in a training session at the Ministry of Fun #Santa School, as it develops an online app for children to speak with Santa during the #Christmas season, #UK. (Reuters)
International POW

International POW: 10 – 16 November

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. George Carlin

Gang-member inmates are subjected to maximum security measures after president Nayib #Bukele ordered an emergency after increased homicides during the pandemic, in #SanSalvador, #ElSalvador. (AP)
International POW

International POW: 21 – 27 April

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. Napoleon Bonaparte

#Kurdish demonstrators hurl rocks at a Turkish military vehicle during a joint #Turkish - #Russian patrol near the town of al-Muabbadah, in #Hassakah, #Syria. (Delil Souleiman / AFP / Getty Images)
International POW

International POW: 5 – 11 November

Love me or hate me, both are in my favour. If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart… If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind. William Shakespeare

A young man trying to snap a selfie image in front of a damaged #train at #Ramses railway station, where at least 20 people had been killed and dozens injured due to an explosion of a fuel tank, in #Cairo, #Egypt. (Ashraf Elomda / Sada El-Balad)
International POW

International POW: 26 February – 4 March

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. – Horace Walpole

An injured civilian walks away from the scene after being wounded in a bomb blast in the capital #Mogadishu, #Somalia. (AP)
International POW

International POW: 6 – 12 November

Every time a stupid politician says something stupid, you don’t have to reply to him, because it is nonsense to shoo every barking dog away!

A #bride and #groom check their phones during their mass #wedding ceremony for some 4000 couples, in #Gapyeong, #SouthKorea. (KIM HONG-JI / REUTERS
International POW

International POW: 28 Aug – 3 Sept

People talk about perfect timing, but I think everything is perfect in its moment; you just want to capture that. – Eddie Huang.

The #full_moon rises behind burning moorland as a large wildfire sweeps across the moors between #Dovestones and #Buckton Vale in #Stalybridge, #England. (Anthony Devlin / Getty)
International POW

International POW: 26 June – 2 July

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. – Oscar Wilde

A university student wearing municipality police and a #mini_shorts regulates the traffic in the village of #Brummana, east #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Wael Hamzeh / EPA)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW : 21 – 27 June

If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days. – Robin Williams

Children play in a square covered by #German and #Brazilian flags in a popular area during the #FIFA #WorldCup matches, in #Sabra, the southern suburb of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hasan Shaaban / The Daily Star)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW : 14 – 20 June

There are three kinds of people in the world. People who make things happen. People who watch things happen and people who say “What happened?”