A portrait of women from around the world to commemorate the 100th International Women's Day on March 8, 2011.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama (L) give an award to Pakistan's Ghulam Sughra during the International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the State Department in Washington on March 8, 2011. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg.
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A Chinese pharmacy worker prepares traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) packets of various herbs at the Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Beijing on July 23, 2009. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)
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Afghan women cast their ballots for the parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, September 18, 2010. Militants struck throughout the country trying to stop the voting. UPI/Hossein Fatemi
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Angelisa Young (R) and Sinjolya Townsend, the first gay couple to wed in the District of Columbia, kiss after they exchanged vows at their wedding ceremony at the Human Rights Campaign building in Washington on March 9, 2010. In December 2009, the DC Council approved a bill that would allow for same-sex marriages to be performed in the District. Today, same-sex couples were able to obtain marriage licenses they applied for last week and proceed with wedding ceremonies. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn
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Alice McNamara of Australia reacts when she crosses the finish line first from the Women's group after climbing the stairs to the top of the Empire State Building at the New York Road Runners 33rd Annual Empire State Building Run-Up at the Empire State Building in New York City on February 1, 2011. UPI/John Angelillo
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Female Iraqi Police recruits take aim at targets at a range near Mosul, Iraq, July 9, 2010. U.S. Soldiers with the 855th Military Police Company, 317th Military Police Battalion, 49th Military police Brigade, attached to 3rd Infantry Division and Iraqi Army soldiers helped train the recruits. UPI/Edward Reagan/US Army
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Hindu devotees get ready to take a holy bath in the Ganges River during Kumbha Mela festival in Haridwar, India on April 14, 2010. The pilgrimage takes place every three years, rotating amongst four different locations in India, thus, once every 12 years in each location. It lasts for 42 days attracting millions of people, and this year ends on April 28, 2010. Devotees believe that taking a bath in the river will wash their sins away so they begin life anew. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
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