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Women around the world mark International Women's Day

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Women activists in front of a banner that reads "8th every year" demonstrate in downtown Rome to mark the International Women's Day on March 8. The International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8, this year marks the centenial of its creation.

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Women labourers work in a brick factory on International Women's Day in Jirania village on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura March 8.

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A Lebanese woman working at an advertising company dressed, along with other colleagues, like men and poses for pictures to make a statement about gender inequalities in Lebanon as they mark the International Women's Day in Beirut on March 8. Women in Lebanon are still discriminated against in the Nationality Law, Personal Status Law, Penal Law, and Labour and Social Security laws.

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Private 1st class Rona Operio, the first female marine drill instructor from the first batch of female enlisted marines, command her troops during a drill inside the marine headquarters at Fort Bonifacio military headquarters in Taguig city, south of Manila March 8,

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A Nepalese Indigenous woman of the Rajbansi community gets help putting on traditional jewelry before attending a women's day rally in Kathmandu, Nepal, 08 March. Rallies and various functions are being held in Kathmandu to marking the 100th International women’s day. Hundreds of women who have family member that have disappeared during 11 years long Maoist insurgency in Nepal are also staging protests rallies on women’s day demanding to know the whereabouts of their loved once.

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A Pakistani woman waits for customers to sell nuts and earn a living for her family in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday, March 8. The head of the new U.N. women's agency said Tuesday there has been "remarkable progress" since International Women's Day was first celebrated a century ago but gender equality remains a distant goal because women still suffer widespread discrimination and lack political and economic clout.

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Pakistani female labourers crush rocks for a construction of road in Hyderabad, Pakistan on Tuesday.

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A women's day rally in Kathmandu, Nepal on March 8. Rallies and various functions are being held in Kathmandu to mark the 100th International Women's Day. Hundreds of women who have family members that have disappeared during the Maoist insurgency in Nepal are also staging protest rallies on demanding to know the whereabouts of their loved ones.