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A man holds a cross painted red to represent blood during a demonstration to demand justice for women who are the victims of violence, in Mexico City March 8, 2013. Activists and relatives of women who were either murdered or have disappeared in the Chihuahua state and all over the country, were calling for a stop to gender killings as International Women's Day marks its 102th anniversary.?Photo by Reuters
A man holds a cross painted red to represent blood during a demonstration to demand justice for women who are the victims of violence, in Mexico City March 8, 2013. Activists and relatives of women who were either murdered or have disappeared in the Chihuahua state and all over the country, were calling for a stop to gender killings as International Women's Day marks its 102th anniversary.?Photo by Reuters
Flamethrowers perform during a demonstration to commemorate International Women's Day in Sao Paulo March 8, 2013. The women's T-shirts read, "Women warn: the male chauvinism is a drug and cause impotence".?Photo by Reuters
Flamethrowers perform during a demonstration to commemorate International Women's Day in Sao Paulo March 8, 2013. The women's T-shirts read, "Women warn: the male chauvinism is a drug and cause impotence".?Photo by Reuters
Honduras Truth and Reconciliation Commission member Julieta Castellanos (R) poses for photographs with US first lady Michelle Obama after receiving the International Women of Courage award at the State Department March 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. In celebration of the 102nd International Women's Day, the State Department honored nine women from around the world with the International Women of Courage Award, including the 23-year-old Indian woman known only as "Nirbhaya," who died from injuries she received after bei
Honduras Truth and Reconciliation Commission member Julieta Castellanos (R) poses for photographs with US first lady Michelle Obama after receiving the International Women of Courage award at the State Department March 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. In celebration of the 102nd International Women's Day, the State Department honored nine women from around the world with the International Women of Courage Award, including the 23-year-old Indian woman known only as "Nirbhaya," who died from injuries she received after bei
US first lady Michelle Obama (R) holds hands with women's rights advocate Dr. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin of Nigeria after she received the International Women of Courage award at the State Department March 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. In celebration of the 102nd International Women's Day, the State Department honored nine women from around the world with the International Women of Courage Award, including the 23-year-old Indian woman known only as "Nirbhaya," who died from injuries she received after being gang rape
US first lady Michelle Obama (R) holds hands with women's rights advocate Dr. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin of Nigeria after she received the International Women of Courage award at the State Department March 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. In celebration of the 102nd International Women's Day, the State Department honored nine women from around the world with the International Women of Courage Award, including the 23-year-old Indian woman known only as "Nirbhaya," who died from injuries she received after being gang rape
Riot policemen charge demonstrators during the celebration of the International Women's Day on March 8, 2013, in Rabat. The International Women's Day is marked on March 8 every year.?Photo by AFP
Riot policemen charge demonstrators during the celebration of the International Women's Day on March 8, 2013, in Rabat. The International Women's Day is marked on March 8 every year.?Photo by AFP
A woman, with her neck painted like a open mouth, is seen next to a sign during a demonstration to commemorate International Women's Day in Sao Paulo March 8, 2013. The sign reads, "Down the male chauvinism".?Photo by Reuters
A woman, with her neck painted like a open mouth, is seen next to a sign during a demonstration to commemorate International Women's Day in Sao Paulo March 8, 2013. The sign reads, "Down the male chauvinism".?Photo by Reuters
Kurdish women demonstrate during the celebration of the International Women's Day on March 8, 2013, in Tunceli. The International Women's Day is marked on March 8 every year to pay tribute to women and their achievements.?Photo by AFP
Kurdish women demonstrate during the celebration of the International Women's Day on March 8, 2013, in Tunceli. The International Women's Day is marked on March 8 every year to pay tribute to women and their achievements.?Photo by AFP
Members of the anti-Mursi Black Bloc Egypt group take part in a protest rally against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood in front of the courthouse and the Attorney General's office, near Tahrir Square in Cairo March 8, 2013. The rally was organized by women and falls on International Women's Day.?Photo by Reuters
Members of the anti-Mursi Black Bloc Egypt group take part in a protest rally against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood in front of the courthouse and the Attorney General's office, near Tahrir Square in Cairo March 8, 2013. The rally was organized by women and falls on International Women's Day.?Photo by Reuters
A woman, with the national flag covering part of her face, takes part in a protest rally against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood in front of the courthouse and the Attorney General's office, near Tahrir Square in Cairo March 8, 2013. The rally was organized by women and falls on International Women's Day.?Photo by Reuters
A woman, with the national flag covering part of her face, takes part in a protest rally against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood in front of the courthouse and the Attorney General's office, near Tahrir Square in Cairo March 8, 2013. The rally was organized by women and falls on International Women's Day.?Photo by Reuters
Activists of All India Peace and Solidarity Organization (AIPSO) release a sky lantern on International Women's Day in Hyderabad, India, Friday, March 8, 2013.?Photo by AP
Activists of All India Peace and Solidarity Organization (AIPSO) release a sky lantern on International Women's Day in Hyderabad, India, Friday, March 8, 2013.?Photo by AP
All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO) members launch sky lanterns during International Women's Day in Hyderabad on March 8, 2013.?Photo by AFP
All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO) members launch sky lanterns during International Women's Day in Hyderabad on March 8, 2013.?Photo by AFP
Pakistani human rights activists gather to mark International Women's Day in Islamabad on March 8, 2013. ?Photo by AFP
Pakistani human rights activists gather to mark International Women's Day in Islamabad on March 8, 2013. ?Photo by AFP
Pakistani human rights activists hold lamps during a rally to mark International Women's Day in Islamabad on March 8, 2013. The activists demonstrated to mark International Women's Day in a culture that often treats women as second-class citizens.?Photo by AFP
Pakistani human rights activists hold lamps during a rally to mark International Women's Day in Islamabad on March 8, 2013. The activists demonstrated to mark International Women's Day in a culture that often treats women as second-class citizens.?Photo by AFP
Women hold placards reading "We will stop AKP (Turkey's Justice and Development ruling Party)" as they march to commemorate the International Women's Day on March 8, 2013 in Ankara. Hundreds of demonstrators took part in the rally calling to stop violence towards women. ?Photo by AFP
Women hold placards reading "We will stop AKP (Turkey's Justice and Development ruling Party)" as they march to commemorate the International Women's Day on March 8, 2013 in Ankara. Hundreds of demonstrators took part in the rally calling to stop violence towards women. ?Photo by AFP
Young Indian men and women reflect the attitude of the society of closing their eyes to sexual abuse against women as they stage a street play against sexual abuse of women and ways to raise voice against it on International Women's Day, in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 8, 2013.?Photo by AP
Young Indian men and women reflect the attitude of the society of closing their eyes to sexual abuse against women as they stage a street play against sexual abuse of women and ways to raise voice against it on International Women's Day, in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 8, 2013.?Photo by AP

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