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

Chefs assemble at the #Bellini theatre for a celebration of the culture of food and wine, in #Catania, #Italy. (Fabrizio Villa / Getty Images)
International POW

International POW: 2 – 8 April

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. – Mark Twain

School students perform a #haka during a vigil three days after a shooting at two mosques in the city that killed 50 #Muslim worshippers, in #Christchurch, #NewZealand. (Carl Court / Getty Images)
International POW

International POW: 12 – 18 March

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. – Aristotle

Ayah, 37, wearing a #niqab, weeps as she is embraced by a #police officer during a demonstration against a ban on the face #veil, in #Copenhagen, #Denmark. (Reuters)
International POW

International POW: 31 July – 6 August

True empathy requires that you step outside your own emotions to view things entirely from the perspective of the other person.

A member of the Militia of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces teaches a woman how to use a rifle in Caracas, Venezuela. (Andres Martinez Casares / REUTERS)
International POW

International POW: 29 August – 4 September

Most of your healing journey will be about unlearning the patterns of self-protection that once kept you safe. – Vironika Tugaleva.

People eat chillis while taking a bath in peppers during a competition, in Ningxiang, China. (STR / AFP)
International POW

International POW: 8 – 14 August

She could not bear to look at him just now. If she did, she might well slap him again. Or cry. Or kiss him. And

A protest against bullfighting takes place in front of the city hall on the eve of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain. (Alvaro Barrientos / AP)
International POW

International POW: 4 – 10 July

Be careful when you cast out your demons that you don’t throw away the best of yourself. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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 startling photograph of Egypt president, Saudi king and US president placing their hands on a glowing orb has prompted comparisons between the US president and villains from comic books and film, in Riyadh.
International POW

International POW: 16 – 22 May

It doesn’t matter who we are, what matters is our plan – Bane, The Dark Knight Rises.

A waiter looks at a graffiti showing Pope Francis kissing US President Donald Trump in central Rome. (Andreas Solaro / AFP)
International POW

International POW: 9- 15 May

I realize today that nothing in the world is more distasteful to a man than to take the path that leads to himself. – Hermann Hesse.