This may come as a surprise to many, but Christianity is growing faster in the Islamic Republic of Iran than in any other country in the world. (Photo CBN News)
The church is growing because the people of Iran are disillusioned with Islam and they are looking for answers to life. They are not finding answers in the traditional forms of state religion or the faith of their ancestors. They are looking for new answers, they are not happy and satisfied where they are spiritually. It seems that a large number of these people are actually having dreams and visions about a shining man dressed in white far before we are out there telling them about Jesus.

Ahmad Sayed Rahman, a five-year-old Afghan boy who lost his right leg when he was hit by a bullet in the crossfire of a battle, dances with his prosthetic leg at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hospital for war victims and the disabled, in Kabul on May 7, 2019. With his hands in the air and an infectious grin spreading from ear to ear, a young Afghan boy whirls around a Kabul hospital room on his new prosthetic leg. The boy, five-year-old Ahmad Sayed Rahman, has become a social media star in Afghanistan and beyond after a short video of him effortlessly dancing on his new limb was published this week on Twitter. (Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP Photo)

Members of the ancient Samaritan community pray during the holiday of Shavuot on Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Samaritans descended from the ancient Israelite tribes of Menashe and Efraim but broke away from mainstream Judaism 2,800 years ago. Today, the remaining 700 Samaritans live in the Palestinian city of Nablus in the West Bank and the Israeli seaside town of Holon, south of Tel Aviv. (Photo by Majdi Mohammed/AP Photo)

WWII D-Day veterans, including Richard Llewellyn and Mervyn Kersh from Britain and Norman Duncan from the U.S., attend a ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial situated above Omaha Beach, as France prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day, in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 4, 2019. (Photo by Christian Hartmann/Reuters)

Three European bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) in combat on a branch in Lambsheim, Germany, 29 May 2019. In the last few years, this summer bird has been able to expand and at least 239 pairs have established themselves in the German state. The bee-eater is about 28 cm in size and is one of the most colorful birds in Europe. (Photo by Ronald Wittek/EPA/EFE)

Israeli security and rescue personnel carry a dead body following a security incident in Jerusalem’s old city, May 31, 2019. (Photo by Ammar Awad/Reuters)

A woman stands by flowers and candles placed on the riverbank to pay tribute to the victims of the capsized boat at Margaret Bridge, in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Rescue crews in Hungary’s capital are preparing to raise a sightseeing boat from the bottom of the Danube River Thursday as search teams scoured the waters for 21 people missing after the vessel, packed with South Korean tourists, collided with a larger cruise ship and sank. Seven people are confirmed dead and seven were rescued, all of them South Koreans. (Photo by Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP Photo)

A baby plays with water in a bucket at a camp for displaced survivors of Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, Sunday, March, 31, 2019. Cholera cases among cyclone survivors in Mozambique have jumped to 271, authorities said. So far no cholera deaths have been confirmed, the report said. Another Lusa report said the death toll in central Mozambique from the cyclone that hit on March 14 had inched up to 501. Authorities have warned the toll is highly preliminary as flood waters recede and reveal more bodies. (Photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Photo)

Tatijana Arhipova Efros, a 97 -year-old veteran of World War II, receives flowers at the Antakalnis memorial during Victory Day celebrations in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by Mindaugas Kulbis/AP Photo)

Iesha McClain looks through her destroyed home Thursday, May 23, 2019 after a tornado tore though Jefferson City, Mo. late Wednesday. (Photo by Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

Carla Martinez comforts her cousin Ceaser Martinez as he weeps over his brother’s grave on Memorial Day at the Veterans National Cemetery in Los Angeles on Monday, May 27, 2019. Rodrigo Matinez was killed in action in Iraq in 2004. (Photo by Richard Vogel/AP Photo)

People gather in front of the sea, coloured red, during a pilot whale hunt in Torshavn, Faroe Islands, on May 29, 2019. As local fishermen spot pods of pilot whales passing the shores of the Danish territory of Faroe Islands during their migration, a convoy of boats drive the whales towards authorized fjords to harvest the catch. Pilot whaling is subject to Faroese legislation, which sets the framework for the catching, killing methods and permitted equipment. (Photo by Andrija Ilic/AFP Photo)

Sister Tranquilina Garcia talks to a neighbor from inside a parish house in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Popular Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López says he expects the country’s military will step up to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro despite setbacks. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)

A man evacuates a young bombing casualty after a reported air strike by regime forces and their allies in the jihadist-held Syrian town of Maaret Al-Noman in the southern Idlib province, on May 26, 2019. Regime air strikes killed 12 civilians including four at a market today in a jihadist bastion in northwest Syria, a war monitor said. (Photo by Abd el-Aziz Qitaz/AFP Photo)

Students of a local military-patriotic club perform during a festive event marking the Defender of the Fatherland Day in Yevpatoriya, Crimea on February 23, 2019. (Photo by Alexey Pavlishak/Reuters)

Children carrying guns and flags or wearing Soviet-style uniforms have become a common sight at Victory Day parades and other events in Russian-controlled Crimea. Russian and Ukrainian human rights activists have warned that such displays point to a growing trend of promoting Russian patriotism among kids on the Crimean peninsula, annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Alongside public events, many schools offer paramilitary classes, and children from age 8 are invited to enroll in Yunarmiya, a Russian patriotic youth movement. Here: A young participant carries a toy gun in Sevastopol, Crimea, during the Immortal Regiment march on Victory Day, observed on May 9, 2019. (Photo by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

A starling seen in the village of Klinovka in Crimea, Russia on May 14, 2018. (Photo by Sergei Malgavko/TASS)

Severely malnourished infants also struggling against infections at the Sabeen hospital in Sana’a, Yemen, 18 November 2018. (Photo by Jack Hill/The Times)

Homeless person sleeping out at –3C on the Embankment, half a mile from the House of Commons, on 28 February 2018. (Photo by Sean Smith/The Guardian)

People watch as Israeli Air Force planes fly in formation over the Mediterranean Sea during an aerial show as part of the celebrations for Israel’s Independence Day marking the 71st anniversary of the creation of the state, in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 9, 2019. (Photo by Corinna Kern/Reuters)

A Russian strategic nuclear missile RS-24 Yars rolls during Victory Day parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, 09 May 2019. Russia marks 09 May the 74th anniversary of the victory in the World War II over Nazi Germany and its allies. The Soviet Union lost 27 million people in the war. (Photo by /EPA/EFE)Yuri Kochetkov

A woman carries flowers at the Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery on the eve of the Victory Day, marking the 74th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Saint Petersburg, Russia on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Anton Vaganov/Reuters)

The 2005 famed photograph titled “Architecture of Density” #39, showing massive housing by award-winning Hong Kong-based photographer Michael Wolf. Hong Kong art gallery director Sarah Greene said that Wolf, known for his work depicting mega-cities, has died Tuesday, April 24, 2019 night at his home. She said he was 64. Wolf won first prize in the World Press Photo competition in 2005 and 2010. (Photo by Blue Lotus Gallery via AP Photo)

Firearms are displayed at the 2019 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Convention at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 25 April 2019. Firearms and weapons enthusiasts will view manufacture’s exhibits on all things related to firearms, protection, and hunting. (Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA/EFE)

Enia Joaquin Luis, 11, wakes up beside her sister Luisa, 6, under plastic sheets for protect themselves from rain as they stay in shelter at the stands of Ring ground in Buzi, Mozambique, on March 23, 2019. The death toll in Mozambique on March 23, 2019 climbed to 417 after a cyclone pummelled swathes of the southern African country, flooding thousands of square kilometres, as the UN stepped up calls for more help for survivors. Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique last week, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland and drenched eastern Zimbabwe leaving a trail of destruction. (Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP Photo)

A view of St. Sebastian’s Church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than hundred were killed and hundreds more hospitalized with injuries from eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday, officials said, the worst violence to hit the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/AP Photo)

A Sri Lankan woman living near St. Anthony’s shrine runs for safety with her infant after police found explosive devices in a parked vehicle in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 22, 2019. Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through churches and luxury hotels killed more than 200 people. (Photo by Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo)

Firefighters and fire investigators respond to a fire at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Opelousas, La. Authorities in southern Louisiana are investigating a string of “suspicious” fires at three African American churches in recent days. Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning said it wasn’t clear whether the fires in St. Landry Parish are connected and he declined to get into specifics of what the investigation had yielded so far but described the blazes as “suspicious”. (Photo by Leslie Westbrook/The Advocate via AP Photo)

A flightless cormorant (Nannopterum harrisi) sits on her nest surrounded by garbage on the shore of Isabela Island in the Galapagos Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, 1000 km off the coast of Ecuador, on February 21, 2019. Galapagos National Park rangers and a group of volunteers collect garbage in remote places and unpopulated areas on the Isabela Islands and San Cristobal coast. (Photo by Rodrigo Buendía/AFP Photo)

A cat sits on a painted car at Salvation Mountain, a hillside covered with Biblical messages and symbols built over a thirty-year period by outsider artist and Vermont native Leonard Knight, in Slab City, California, about 50 miles (80km) north of the US border with Mexico, on March 10, 2019. In 2002 the Folk Art Society of America declared the 150 foot (46 meter)-wide hill in the Sonoran desert a national folk art shrine. Knight, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 82, used adobe and straw and thousands of gallons of donated and found paint to decorate it with religious scriptures as well as flowers, trees, waterfalls, suns, and bluebirds, with “Love” as his overarching theme. (Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP Photo)


Members of the Druid Order take part in a ceremony in Tower Hill to mark Spring Equinox on March 20, 2019 in London, England. Spring Equinox is when the day and night are of equal length and the centre of the visible Sun is directly above the Equator. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)


An Ultra Orthodox Jewish family dressed in costumes walk during the Jewish holiday of Purim, Israel, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)


Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, in the West Bank March 20, 2019. (Photo by Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)


Aerial view of containers blocking the Tienditas Bridge which links Tachira, Venezuela, and Cucuta, Colombia, as seen from Cucuta, Colombia, on March 20 , 2019. (Photo by Juan Pablo Bayona/AFP Photo)


A man examining his electric car. (Photo by Walter Bellamy/Express/Getty Images). 19th August 1948


A man stands next to the wreckage a vehicles washed away f March 18, 2019 in Chimanimani, eastern Zimbabwe, after the area was hit by the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing. Cyclone Idai tore into the centre of Mozambique on the night of March 14 before barreling on to neighbouring Zimbabwe, bringing flash floods and ferocious winds, and washing away roads and houses. (Photo by Zinyange Auntony/AFP Photo)


A body lies on the footpath outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. (Photo by Mark Baker/AP Photo)


Trees, Woods and Forests. “The Louisiana wetlands are a giant tangle of canals, swamps and forests of palm and cypress treesthat encompass the great Mississippi estuary. Populated by numerous snakes, alligators, birds andvenomous spiders, the often-hostile environment is capable of stunning beauty”. (Photo by Roberto Marchegiani/The Guardian)


People collect water from a leaking pipeline above the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects the water pumps in people’s homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019. The blackout has intensified the toxic political climate, with opposition leader Juan Guaido blaming alleged government corruption and mismanagement and President Nicolas Maduro accusing his U.S.-backed adversary of sabotaging the national grid. (Photo by Fernando Llano/AP Photo)


Members of the Ethiopian community take part in a special prayer for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crash, at the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Canada Saint Mary Cathedral in Toronto, on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday morning, killing all on board, authorities said, including 18 Canadians. (Photo by Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP Photo)


Mother and child in Hiroshima, four months after the atomic bomb dropped. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Life). December 1945


A girl stands alone as women and children evacuated from the Islamic State (IS) group’s embattled holdout of Baghouz arrive at a screening area held by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on March 5, 2019. More than 7000 people, mostly women and children, have fled the shrinking pocket over the past days, as US-backed forces press ahead with an offensive to crush holdout jihadists. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP Photo)

A Brexit-themed float with a figure of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (L) during the annual Rose Monday parade in Duesseldorf, Germany, 04 March 2019. Rose Monday is the traditional highlight of the carnival season in many German cities. (Photo by Kirsten Neumann/EPA/EFE)


A group of riot policemen is engulfed in flames after protesters threw petrol bombs in Athens’ Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike September 26, 2012. Greek police fired teargas at hooded youths hurling petrol bombs and stones as tens of thousands took to the streets in Greece’s anti-austerity demonstration. The officers escaped with little to no injuries. (Photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)


A starving Somali child is given water near a refugee camp in Baidoa, Somalia, December 14, 1992. (Photo by Yannis Behrakis/Reuters)


A member of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) searches a woman after she left the IS group’s last holdout of Baghouz, in Syria’s northern Deir Ezzor province on February 27, 2019. (Photo by Bülent Kılıç/AFP Photo)


Marine Conservation category winner and Marine Conservation Photographer of the Year 2019. Caretta caretta turtle by Eduardo Acevedo (Spain) in Los Gigantes, South Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain. “Caretta caretta turtles spend much of their life in the open ocean. They come to the Canary Islands after crossing the Atlantic from the Caribbean beaches. The journey may take years, and they have to avoid dangerous traps such as plastics, rope and fishing nets. This turtle was entangled in a net … but was very lucky to chance upon the help of two underwater photographers to free her”. (Photo by Eduardo Acevedo/Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019)

Op 29 augustus 1942 werd het Getto van Rafalivka door de nazi’s opgedoekt en werden ca. 2.250 Joden gedwongen om naar een bos in Suchowola te marcheren waar ze hun eigen massagraf moesten graven en aan de rand van de put werden gesommeerd om vervolgens te worden geëxecuteerd en in de put geschopt in wat door historici tegenwoordig La Shoah par Balles (De Shoah met kogels) wordt genoemd.


French gendarmes patrol on the beach of Oye-Plage, near Calais, northern France, on January 9, 2019 as they try to intercept migrants attempting to cross the Channel. The number of migrants attempting to cross the Channel, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, rose to 504 last year, up from a mere 13 in 2017. (Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP Photo)


North Korean bodyguards run along a limousine transporting Kim Jong Un upon his arrival in Dong Dang, Vietnam, February 26, 2019. The second meeting of the US President and the North Korean leader, running from 27 to 28 February 2019, focuses on furthering steps towards achieving peace and complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


WarmterecordRamen open, zonder jas naar buiten en het terras op: we hebben weer een warmterecord te pakken.
Niet eerder was het in februari zo warm als op maandag. De temperatuur bij het KNMI steeg naar 17,5 graden en dat is een record NOS Ooggetuige | Arjan van Lomwel


A malnourished girl cries during the daily checkweighing at the Bangui pediatric complex on December 4, 2018. In Central African Republic, infant mortality is the highest in the world, with two out of three children, or 1.5 million people, in need of humanitarian assistance, according to a UNICEF report from 2018. (Photo by Florent Vergnes/AFP Photo)


Syrian Maya Merhi poses for a picture next to her prosthetic legs that are decorated with the Turkish flag inside a tent at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp of Serjilla in northwestern Syria, next to Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, on December 9, 2018. Eight-year-old Maya, born with no legs due to a congenital condition, had to struggle around the Syrian camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans. Today, the girl can walk thanks to her new prosthetics after undergoing treatment in Turkey. (Photo by Aaref Watad/AFP Photo)


Vandalized tombs with tagged swastikas are pictured in the Jewish cemetery of Quatzenheim, eastern France, Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Marches and gatherings against anti-Semitism are taking place across France following a series of anti-Semitic acts that shocked the country. (Photo by Jean-Francois Badias/AP Photo)


Palestinians burn torches and tires during the “Great March of Return” demonstration in Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City, Gaza on February 18, 2019. (Photo by Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Migrants from Honduras walk in the river as they try to cross the Rio Bravo towards the United States, as seen from Piedras Negras, Mexico, February 16, 2019. (Photo by Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters)


A fighter with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) keeps position during an operation to expel Islamic State group (IS) jihadists from the Baghouz area in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on February 13, 2019. Syrian fighters backed by artillery fire from a US-led coalition battled a fierce jihadist counteroffensive as they pushed to retake a last morsel of territory from the Islamic State group in an assault lasting days. More than four years after the extremists declared a “caliphate” across large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq, several offensives have whittled that down to a tiny scrap of land in eastern Syria. (Photo by Fadel Senna/AFP Photo)


A man holds a flare chanting the name of Gen. Hristo Lukov, who had supported Germany during the Second World War, depicted on his t-shirt, as people take part in the “Lukov March”, staged by the far-right Bulgarian National Union, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Saturday, February 16, 2019. Bulgarian nationalists have marched through Sofia, the country’s capital, to honor a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities. The annual Lukov March, staged by the far-right Bulgarian National Union, attracted hundreds of dark-clad supporters who walked through downtown Sofia holding torches and Bulgarian flags and chanting nationalist slogans. (Photo by Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo)


Female Martyrs Train With Al- Aqsa Martyrs Brigade

Female Martyrs Train With Al- Aqsa Martyrs Brigade

A Palestinian female volunteers for the al- Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a militant group part of Fatah movement, stands with her weapon in this undated photos. Unlike Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the ideology of al-Aqsa is rooted in Palestinian nationalism not political Islam, and is the only Palestinian group that accepts and trains women to be “martyrs”.

(Photograph by Courtney Kealy/Getty Images)


In this Sunday, August 12, 2018, photo, a delivery van lies on its side after it was swept by heavy rains and strong winds brought about by a tropical storm that flooded Marikina city east of Manila, Philippines overnight. The tropical storm exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday afternoon but it spawned the southwest monsoon rains over most parts of the main island of Luzon, including Metropolitan Manila, according to the government’s Philippine, Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)

A woman carries a child at the Shawqaba camp for internally displaced people who were forced to leave their villages by the war in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah March 12, 2016. (Photo by Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters)

Soldiers on exercise in Kenya. The image, by Sergeant Dek Traylor, is among the section winners in the UK Army Photographic Competition 2018. (Photo by Sergeant Dek Traylor/PA Wire Press Association)

Soldiers from 40 Commando, Royal Marines prepare to head out from RFA Lyme Bay on a night time raid as part of exercise “Saif Sareea 3” on October 23, 2018 in the Arabian Sea, Oman. 2018 has been a busy year for the British military as 5500 Regular British military personnel and Reserves from the Navy, Army and Air Force joined 60000 of their Omani counterparts train across the country in Exercise Saif Sareea (SS3) – meaning Swift Sword in Arabic. The UK has a long and established defence relationship with Oman and SS3 underpinned the UK’s commitment to international allies and the ability to conduct a strategic deployment of a war fighting force to the Middle East. Running concurrently to SS3, tri-force troops joined 50000 military personnel from 31 countries in central and eastern Norway for the NATO-led Exercise Trident Juncture 18 (TRJE18). The objective of TRJE 18 being that NATO forces are trained to operate together ready to respond to threats from any direction. HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s newest aircraft carrier, returns to her home port of Portsmouth next week in time for Christmas. During the past few months the ship has completed sea trials in the Atlantic Sea and successfully tested her capability to land the F-35 Fighter Jets on deck. By 2021 HMS Queen Elizabeth should be deployed on global operations. It can be said that the British military is operating and co-operating on a truly global stage. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Children attend a class at the school at a Baptist church in Boucan Ferdinand, Haiti, October 10, 2018. (Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters)

A man on a scooter lifts his hand opposite a security forces officer during a protest of opposition supporters against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela, January 23, 2019. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

These heartbreaking photo show a confused family of elephants attempting to navigate a railway line built straight through their habitat on October 16, 2012. Taken by Biplab Hazra in Bishnupur, India, the images show the extreme lengths the inhabitants of the town go to to deter elephants from damaging their crops and property. As the images show, villagers often resort to extreme tactics in an effort to drive the elephants out with one shocking photograph revealing firebombs being launched at a mother and calf as they cross the road. Elephants encroaching out of their habitats is an increasingly common occurrence with deforestation in much of India. (Photo by Biplab Hazra/Caters News Agency)

This aerial photo taken on December 28, 2018 shows commercial and residential buildings in Hong Kong. (Photo by Dale De La Rey/AFP Photo)

A woman walks past almost empty bread shelves in a shop in Harare, Tuesday, October 9, 2018. As Zimbabwe plunges into its worst economic crisis in a decade, gas lines are snaking for hours, prices are spiking and residents goggle as the new government insists that the country somehow has risen to middle income status. (Photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Photo)

This photo taken on December 3, 2018 shows pedestrians walking past the portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il across Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP Photo)

A picture taken on October 5, 2018, shows a general view of Migingo island which is densely populated by residents fishing mainly for Nile perch in Lake Victoria on the border of Uganda and Kenya. (Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP Photo)

“Read all about it… Balanced Sleep”. (Photo and caption by Rich Docherty)

A protestor makes a selfie in front of a burning car during a national trade union demonstration in Brussels, Thursday November 6, 2014. Tens of thousands of demonstrators are converging on the Belgian capital to protest government policies that will extend the pension age, contain wages and cut into public services. (Photo by Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Photo)














“Reem Riyashi (1982 – 14 January 2004) was a Palestinian mother of two from Gaza City who killed herself and four Israelis at the Erez crossing on January 14, 2004 in a suicide bombing attack. Hamas and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claimed that the attack by Riyashi was a joint operation mounted as a response to weeks of Israeli incursions into West Bank cities that had left about 25 Palestinians dead”. – Wikipedia

Photo: Reem Saleh Al-Riyashi, the first woman suicide bomber from Hamas, is shown with her daughter, Duha, in the Gaza Strip. She was married and the mother of two young children. (Photo by Getty Images)


An aspiring Catholic priest Jose Luis Guerra, a member of Raza Nueva in Christ, a project of the archdiocese of Monterrey, and other missionaries hand out a Bible to Angel Castillo, who wants to become a missionary with Raza Nueva, in the municipality of Garcia, outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico, July 12, 2016. (Photo by Daniel Becerril/Reuters)

Lisibeht Martinez (L), 30, who was sterilized one year ago, sits next to her children while they play in a bathtub in the backyard of their house in Los Teques, Venezuela July 19, 2016. (Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

A love story with two log choppers. “In 1993, I was working on a project about life in the Olomouc region of Czechoslovakia. One day, I came to the village of Dlouhá Loučka-Křivá and went into a courtyard where I saw two old people, a husband and wife, sawing firewood for winter. They were working quietly, concentrating. I watched them fetch a beam from a wrecked barn, but they didn’t discuss how they planned to carry it to the saw. The woman faced one way, the man the other. When they realised, the woman eventually turned and followed her husband. The picture I took is the picture of many relationships – when each partner wants something different, but they have to come to an agreement, pull together eventually”. (Photo by Jindrich Streit)

A Christian pilgrim is baptised by a priest in the muddy water of the Jordan River at the Kasser-Al-Yahud baptismal site near the West Bank city of Jericho, on April 11, 2017. According to the gospels Jesus Christ was baptised in the waters of the Jordan River by John the Baptist. (Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP Photo)

An angry protestor confronts French Riot Police after peaceful demonstrations, which were part of National General Strike along the Rue de Rivoli, turned violent on February 05, 2019 in Paris, France. The strike, led by the CGT Union, with four other unions also taking part, is in answer to President Macron’s Great National Debate and calls for a rise in the national minimum wage and for fair taxation, claims also held by the Gilets Jaunes, and may be the start of another routine called “Les mardis d’urgence socialist” (the social emergency Tuesdays). The strike is set to effect railways, schools, tourist attractions, taxi’s and public services around the city. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images) (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)

Relatives of Palestinian teen Hassan Shalabi, 14, who was killed during a protest at the Israeli-Gaza border fence, mourn during his funeral in the central Gaza Strip February 9, 2019. (Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)

Members of the Dolphin winter swimming club warm up on an embankment of the Yenisei River ahead of their weekly bathing session, with the air temperature at about minus 28 degrees Celsius (18.4 degrees Fahrenheit), in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia February 8, 2019. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


A man walks on plastic waste, used to reclaim a swamp so that the land can be developed for housing, in the Mosafejo area of Lagos on February 12, 2019. Nigeria, which elects a new president on February 16, is Africa’s most populous nation and leading oil producer but is dogged by poverty and insecurity. (Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP Photo)


Ethiopian Orthodox christians take a selfie during the annual celebration of Timkat, the Ethiopian Epiphany, in Jan Meda sports ground in Addis Ababa on January 18, 2019. Timkat is the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian festival which celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan river. (Photo by Eduardo Soteras/AFP Photo)


A woman feeds pigeons in a park during a snowfall in Almaty, Kazakhstan February 12, 2019. (Photo by Pavel Mikheyev/Reuters)