A law enforcement officer gestures next to a man laying on the ground during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in #Minsk, #Belarus. (Vasily Fedosenko / REUTERS)
International POW

International POW: 4 – 10 August

The tragedy of this world is that no one is happy, whether stuck in a time of pain or joy. Alan Lightman

A woman takes photos with her phone of her relative on his scooter in front of burned tires and garbage containers set on fire, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 25 June – 1 July

Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free. Dalai Lama

Veterinarians perform an autopsy on a dead #Spermwhale at #Lanta island in #Krabi province, #Thailand. (Reuters)
International POW

International POW: 2 – 8 July

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. Gibran Kahlil Gibran

The " #Colacho", jumps over babies lying on a mattress in the street during 'El Salto del Colacho' (The Devil's Jump) baby jumping festival, in the village of Castrillo de Murcia, near #Burgos, in #Spain. (CESAR MANSO / AFP)
International POW

International POW: 25 June – 1 July

There is no creation without tradition; the ‘new’ is an inflection on a preceding form; novelty is always a variation on the past. – Carlos Fuentes

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

Protesters demonstrate against the government and a lack of basic services, in #Basra, #Iraq. (Haidar Mohammed Ali / AFP)
International POW

International POW: 4 – 10 September

Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that create huge inequalities. – Pope Francis

A #model poses infront of #classic and #vintage #cars during the Classic Cars Show in #Amchit, north of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 23 – 29 August

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton

Members of the LGBTQ community celebrate the legalisation of same-sex marriage across Germany. (Tobias Schwarz / AFP)
International POW

International POW: 27 June – 3 July

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. – Martin Luther King Jr.

A person wearing a Batman costume poses as a Bat-Signal is projected on City Hall in honor of late actor Adam West in Los Angeles. (Mario Anzuoni / REUTERS)
International POW

International POW: 13 – 19 June

I‘m no leader; I’m a little humble follower. – Muhammad Ali

International POW

International POW: 21 – 27 June

My main problem with cops is that they do what they’re told. They say ‘Sorry mate, I’m just doing my job’ all the fucking time.