#Shia Muslims gather at the Imam Ali shrine on Laylat al-Qadr, a night during #Ramadan which marks the moment the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to Prophet Muhammad, in #Najaf, #Iraq. (Haidar Hamdani / AFP)
International POW

International POW: 12 – 18 May

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right. Abraham Lincoln

Mourners at a funeral for two security officers who died during protests over petrol price hikes, in #Tehran, #Iran. (Fatemeh Bahrami / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images)
International POW

International POW: 19 – 25 November

Since governments take the right of death over their people, it is not astonishing if the people should sometimes take the right of death over governments. – Guy de Maupassant

Protesters gather at #Millbank, as part of a global protest to demand urgent action to tackle climate change, in #London, #UK. (Gareth Fuller / PA)
International POW

International POW: 17 – 23 September

Stop fighting about who created the world and start fighting against the people who are trying to destroy it!

Police detain a protester after marching on #Taksim Square to celebrate #MayDay in #Istanbul, #Turkey. (Reuters)
International POW

International POW: 30 April – 6 May

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.  - Alice Walker

Local fishing boats move in to rescue passengers and crew form an #AirNiugini flight that ditched into the sea on its approach to #Chuuk airport, in #Micronesia. (James Yaingeluo / AP)
International POW

International POW: 25 Sept – 1 Oct

Sometimes, flying feels too godlike to be attained by man. Sometimes, the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes

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

Fans celebrate on the Champs-Elysees avenue after #France win the football #WorldCup final against #Croatia, in #Paris. (Charles Platiau / REUTERS)
International POW

International POW: 10 – 16 July

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no

A man lies in a #chilli - covered #pool during a chilli-eating contest. The winner was Tang Shuaihui, who ate 50 in one minute, in #Ningxiang, #China. (VCG / Getty Images)
International POW

International POW: 3 – 9 July

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever. – Walt Disney.

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate commerce, on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC, US. (Jim Watson / AFP)
International POW

International POW: 10 – 16 April

You’re either humble or you’re not. If you were a jerk before the fame, you just become a jerk with a bigger spotlight. Whoever you

The slumped form of a black rhino in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, killed by poachers before dehorning it, In South Africa. (Brent Stirton)
International POW

International POW: 24 – 30 October

The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second