A #kangaroo rushes past a burning house in Lake #Conjola, #Australia. (Matthew Abbott / The New York Times via Redux)
International POW

International POW: 31 December – 6 January

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny. Paulo Coelho

#Women stand with aid items received from a charity, in #Herat, #Afghanistan. (Stringer / AFP / Getty)
International POW

International POW: 17 – 23 December

I do not wish women to have power over men but over themselves.
Mary Shelley

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

A model #skeleton is displayed at Day of the Dead altars and art installations by artists in downtown #LosAngeles, in #California, #US. (Frederic J Brown / AFP)
International POW

International POW: 30 October – 5 November

People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death,

A Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighter is seen in the eastern suburbs of al Bab, Syria. (Khalil Ashawi / REUTERS)
International POW

International POW: 30 January – 5 February

One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once ‘The

International POW

International POW: 1 – 7 September

Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment. ― Mahatma Gandhi

International POW

International POW: 5 – 11 May

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. – Edward Abbey

A Kurdish woman runs away from a water cannon near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Turkey's Sanliurfa province. Turkey said that some 130,000 people had flooded across its border from Syria as Kurdish fighters battled ISIS militants trying to capture a strategic town. (Bulent Kilic / AFP - Getty Images)
International POW

International POW: 23 – 29 September

In one of the greatest books ever written, Victor Hugo said: “There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in