Volunteers practice smiling during an etiquette training session for the National Youth Games, in #Taiyuan, #China. (VCG via Getty Images)
International POW

International POW: 7 – 13 May

We’re actors in our lives, pretending to be who we want people to think we are. – Simone Elkeles

#Orthodox priest carries the holy light coming from the city of #Jerusalem, on the night of #Easter, at Saint George #Cathedral in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 25 April – 1 May

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

Engineered Arts prosthetic expert Mike Humphrey checks on "Fred," a recently-completed Mesmer robot that was built at the company's headquarters in Penryn, in Cornwall, England. (Matt Cardy / Getty)
International POW

International POW: 8 – 14 May

What is Man? Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey. – Mark Twain

A child presses his face in on to a camel’s during the Mazayin Dhafra camel festival, in Madinat Zayed, UAE. (Getty Images)
International POW

International POW: 19 – 25 December

Once you start celebrating the little victories in life, you will realize just how infinite they truly are. – Alicia Emamdee

A boy and a girl dressed up as Santa Claus take a selfie in front of a Christmas tree made of bananas in Damour, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW : 14 – 20 December

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. – Burton Hillis.

People watch fireworks as they celebrate Christmas festival in Beirut, Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW : 7 – 13 December

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always. – Oprah

This tragic dying polar bear, was so hungry it starved to death. (SeaLegacy)
International POW

International POW: 5 – 11 December

The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. – Donald Trump.

A folklore group perform at Al Bahaa Mosque courtyard after the Eid al-Fitr prayer in Sidon, Lebanon. (Ratib Al Safadi / Anadolu Agency)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW : 22 – 28 June

Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance. – Oprah Winfrey

International POW

International POW: 19 – 25 January

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer

International POW

International POW: 6- 12 October

Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide