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In Pictures: International Women's Day
Rallies staged across the globe to highlight the situation of women and call for improvement of their rights.
Last updated: 08 Mar 2014 18:46
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International Women's Day dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and has been observed by the United Nations since 1975.

According to the UN, March 8 is a day when women are recognised for their achievements without regard to nationality, ethnicity, language, economics or politics. It is also an occasion to call for further change.


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Indian college girls performed a street play on violence against women in New Delhi.


/EPA/NABIL MOUNZER
Thousands of women also marched in Beirut, Lebanon, demanding a law to protect women from domestic violence.


/Omar Sobhani/Reuters
A member of the Afghan national weightlifting team performed during a celebration of International Women's Day in Kabul.


/AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis
Greek feminists and cleaning women who have been suspended on reduced pay pending transfer to other public sector jobs or dismissal demonstrated in Athens.


/EPA/ALEX HOFFORD
Men in Hong Kong wore high-heel shoes during an walkathon event to raise awareness on violence against women and promote gender equality.


/AP Photo/Aaron Favila
Activists in the Philippines marched in the capital, Manila, accusing President Benigno Aquino III of having neglected women and their families.


/Romeo Ranoco/Reuters
More than 10,000 people formed the symbol for "female" in Manila, expected to make it into the Guinness World Records.


/AP Photo/Hatem Moussa
Palestinian women in Gaza used an International Women's Day rally to call for a reconciliation between the political movements Hamas and Fatah.


/Khaled Al-Hariri/Reuters
The General Union of Syrian Women held a rally in support of President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.


/EPA/SEBASTIAN SILVA
Hundreds of people participated in a march in Santiago, Chile.



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Indian college girls performed a street play on violence against women in New Delhi.

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Indian college girls performed a street play on violence against women in New Delhi.

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Thousands of women also marched in Beirut, Lebanon, demanding a law to protect women from domestic violence.

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Thousands of women also marched in Beirut, Lebanon, demanding a law to protect women from domestic violence.

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A member of the Afghan national weightlifting team performed during a celebration of International Women's Day in Kabul.

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A member of the Afghan national weightlifting team performed during a celebration of International Women's Day in Kabul.

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Greek feminists and cleaning women who have been suspended on reduced pay pending transfer to other public sector jobs or dismissal demonstrated in Athens.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Women%27s_Day/slideshow/no-caption/ac6870dbb7f9a09176f5b910b84076edAP Photo/Kostas Tsironis

Greek feminists and cleaning women who have been suspended on reduced pay pending transfer to other public sector jobs or dismissal demonstrated in Athens.

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Men in Hong Kong wore high-heel shoes during an walkathon event to raise awareness on violence against women and promote gender equality.

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Men in Hong Kong wore high-heel shoes during an walkathon event to raise awareness on violence against women and promote gender equality.

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Activists in the Philippines marched in the capital, Manila, accusing President Benigno Aquino III of having neglected women and their families.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Women%27s_Day/slideshow/no-caption/4ef8bbb5d64595612b36352f019b65c3AP Photo/Aaron Favila

Activists in the Philippines marched in the capital, Manila, accusing President Benigno Aquino III of having neglected women and their families.

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More than 10,000 people formed the symbol for "female" in Manila, expected to make it into the Guinness World Records.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Women%27s_Day/slideshow/no-caption/c10e8f3723580bd03bbb6c9976e3f47dRomeo Ranoco/Reuters

More than 10,000 people formed the symbol for "female" in Manila, expected to make it into the Guinness World Records.

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Palestinian women in Gaza used an International Women's Day rally to call for a reconciliation between the political movements Hamas and Fatah.

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Palestinian women in Gaza used an International Women's Day rally to call for a reconciliation between the political movements Hamas and Fatah.

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The General Union of Syrian Women held a rally in support of President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/International_Women%27s_Day/slideshow/no-caption/6f020ece0406f7d84421773cb8dbe652Khaled Al-Hariri/Reuters

The General Union of Syrian Women held a rally in support of President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.

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Hundreds of people participated in a march in Santiago, Chile.

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Hundreds of people participated in a march in Santiago, Chile.



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