International Women's Day 2013

Today is International Women's Day, a day set aside to celebrate women and their economic, political, and social achievements around the world. It is also a time to focus on places and situations where women's rights, equality, health, and safety still have a long way to go. Collected below are images of women around the world -- powerful and poor, young and old -- on International Women's Day.

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