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School students wear the customary yellow dress for Basant Panchami celebrations, in Moradabad.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, Rep. Susan Davis, D-Calif, background center right, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., right, participate in the Women's March walk to the White House in Washington.

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Protesters listen to speeches at the Grand Park during a Women's March, in Los Angeles.

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Protesters hold signs as hundreds gather for the second Women's March in Carbondale, Colo. on the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration.

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A women's march heading to the Texas State Capitol passes a group dressed to look like a wall in Austin, Texas.

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Demonstrators shout as they hold a banner during the Chattanooga Women's March in Chattanooga, Tenn. Demonstrators gathered at Coolidge Park and marched across the Market Street Bridge through the city's tourist district to show solidarity with a national women's rights movement.

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Protestors gather to participate in a Women's March highlighting demands for equal rights and equality for women, in Cincinnati.

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Thousands gather during the Women's March in Philadelphia. The march is among dozens of rallies being held around the country. The activists are hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office.

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People line up on Central Park West as they wait for the start of a march highlighting equal rights and equality for women, in New York.

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Cher speaks during a Women's March rally in Las Vegas. Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas, the anniversary of women's marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that promised to continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment.

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A marcher carries a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she takes part in a Women's March in Seattle.

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Protesters gather at the Grand Park for a Women's March against sexual violence and the policies of the Trump administration, in Los Angeles.

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Activists with "Gays Against Guns" join others as they take part in a march highlighting equal rights and equality for women in New York.

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Participants in the Women's March gather near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. On the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, people participating in rallies and marches in the U.S. and around the world denounced his views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights, women's rights and more.

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A woman holds as sign as she takes part in a Women's March in Seattle. The march was one of dozens planned across the U.S. over the weekend.

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Indian Navy’s first all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini hoist the Indian tri-colour as a mark of achievement after crossing Cape Horn through the Drake Passage, considered one of the most difficult stretches to navigate through.

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A woman wearing a Carnival costume walks on long stilts after performing during the "FITUR" International Tourism Fair in Madrid.

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Border Security Force (BSF)'s women daredevils perfom on motorcycles during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi.

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Japanese participants clad in Japanese kimono walk together after a Coming of Age ceremony at Toshimaen amusement park on the national holiday in Tokyo.

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Japanese women, who'll be 20 years old this year, clad in Japanese kimono pose for a selfie after attending a ceremony to celebrate Coming of Age Day in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.

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Afghan lady cadets practise at Small Arms Firing Simulator at Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai.

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Women of Manipuri Basti stage a protest demonstration over the murder of a student in Guwahati.

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From attacker to defender; Afshan Ashiq, once the poster girl of stone pelters in the valley, is now the custodian of the JK's all- woman football team. A combo of two photos shows her (L) pelting stones during a protest in Srinagar on April 24th, 2017 and (R) her standing on the left of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during a group photo of women football players from J&K in New Delhi.

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Green card holders showing their cards during a protest for their various demands in Bhubaneswar.

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(Left to Right) Indian Gold medalists boxers Sashi Chopra, Nitu, Sakshi, Jyoti and Ankushita Boro posing for a photograph during the AIBA Youth Women's World Boxing Championship 2017 at Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium, in Guwahati. India finished the World Women's Youth Championships tournament with five gold medals.

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A woman holds a sign that reads "All for Justice" backdropped by the communist era build House of the People, now headquarters of Romania's parliament, during a protest in Bucharest, Romania.

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Burqa-clad voters wait to cast their votes for local body elections, at a polling station in Meerut.

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Veiled members of India's Rajput community listen to a speech by their leader as they gather to protest against the release of Bollywood film "Padmavati" in Mumbai.

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A group of women highlighting women achievements during the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 in New Delhi.

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Women prepare clay stoves to be sold to devotees during the upcoming 'Magh Mela' festival in Allahabad.

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A Nepalese woman scatters seven types of grains during Bala Chaturdashi festival in the courtyard of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Bala Chaturdashi is celebrated in memory of departed family members by lighting oil lamps and scattering seven types of grains along a prescribed route.

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Women look at the Shah-e-Hamdan shrine that caught fire in Srinagar. The highly revered Muslim shrine in the region's main city suffered some damage in midnight fire, local people and officials said.

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Indian women's hockey team members pose with medals and trophy as they celebrate after beat China to win women's Asia Cup hockey title, qualify for 2018 World Cup in Kakamigahara , Japan.

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Indian women's hockey team members pose with medals and trophy as they celebrate after beat China to win women's Asia Cup hockey title, qualify for 2018 World Cup in Kakamigahara , Japan.

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Women wear Prime Minister Narender Modi masks during an election rally addressed by him at Sunder Nagar in Mandi.

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Police take away girls for medical examintions after they were arrested from Ayodhya for their alleged involvement in a sex racket, at Rikabganj Police Station in Faizabad.

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Women, carrying drinking water, wade through a flooded street in Velacherry inundated after heavy incessant rains due to the onset of North East Monsoon, in Chennai.

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Women farmers with flambeaus holding a protest against forced acquisition of their land by Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) at Nindar Village in Jaipur.

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Women in their costumes of the region sit in a horse-drawn carriage during the traditional Leonhardi pilgrimage in Warngau, Germany. The annual pilgrimage honors St. Leonhard, patron saint of the highland farmers for horses and livestock.

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Sisters perform rituals for long life of their brothers on the occasion of ''Bhaiya Dooj'' festival in Mirzapur.

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Women standing in queue outside Central Jail Jabalpur to meet their brothers on the occasion of ''Bhai Dooj''.

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Fighters from the Women's Protection Units, or YPJ, hold a celebration in Paradise Square in Raqqa, Syria.

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Fighters from the Women's Protection Units, or YPJ, hold a celebration in Paradise Square in Raqqa, Syria. The Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule.

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Women wrestlers participate in a competition organised as a part of Diwali celebrations in Kolkata.

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Women making fire crackers ahead of Diwali festival, at Champahati village in South 24 Parganas.

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A woman making fire crackers ahead of Diwali festival, at Champahati village in South 24 Parganas.

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Young girls, holding earthen lamps, pose near a Rangoli created on occasion of "Vaagh Baras" ahead of Diwali celebrations in Surat.

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Women take part in Pinkathon to raise awareness about breast cancer and women’s health at Bharalumukh in Guwahati.

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A mother, carrying her kid, takes part in Pinkathon to raise awareness about breast cancer and women’s health at Bharalumukh in Guwahati.

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A woman employee drying up crackers at a factory in Sivakasi district in Tamil Nadu. The firecrackers business may be hit by crores due the ban on its sale in Delhi National Capital Region till October 31.

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A woman shows her hands, decorated with henna, ahead of Karva Chauth Festival in New Delhi.

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With activists, background, holding a sign, participants in costume representing the Quintana, a twice-a-year joust competition that takes place in Foligno, Italy, march along Fifth Ave. during the annual Columbus Day Parade in New York.

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A Native American woman drums and sings as she marches during an Indigenous Peoples Day event in Seattle.

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Married women looking at the moon through a sieve as part of a ritual to break her fast during Karva Chauth festival, in Varanasi.

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Married women perform ritual on the occasion of"Karva Chauth" festival at a temple, in Allahabad.

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Farmers wife's perform ritual on the occasion of"Karva Chauth" festival as their husband buried till neck in pits, stage 'Satyagrah' protest against forced acquisition of their land by Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) at Nindar Village in Jaipur.

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Israeli and Palestinian women march organized by the "Women Wage Peace" organization, near the Dead Sea. Thousands of women are wrapping up the march around the region, demanding that their leaders act to achieve a peace agreement. The group says the two-week march sends a message to their leaders to work toward a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to make sure women have equal representation in any talks.

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Women show their hands decoarted with henna on the eve of Karva Chauth festival in Jammu.

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Rohingya women carry children and wait for food handouts at Thangkhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

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Women block a road and shout slogans during a protest against the alleged braid chopping of a woman, at Khaniyar in Srinagar.

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Women smear vermilion powder on the face of another during Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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Women plying with sindur before the immersion of Goddess Durga, in Kolkata.

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A women from the Rajput community performs Shastra puja (worship of the weapons) on the occasion of Vijayadashami Festival in Bikaner.

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Devotees celebrate during ''Sindur Khela'' at Arambagh puja pandal on the last day of Durga puja in New Delhi.

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Women celebrate ''Sindur Khela'' at a Durga puja pandal on the last day of Durga Puja festival in Lucknow.

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Devotees celebrate ''Sindur Khela'' at Arambagh Puja Pandal on the last day of Durga puja in New Delhi.

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Bengali women celebrate 'Sindoor Khela' at in Bhopal. Sindoor Khela is celebrated by married women.

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Rashtriya Sevika Samiti members take part in a "Path Sanchalan" in Meerut.

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Women dance around Bathukammas, floral arrangement representing the giver of life, during Bathukamma festival dedicated to the goddess Gauri in Hyderabad.

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Bengali women blowing conches in front of an idol of the Goddess Durga at a community pandal in Patna.

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A woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her baby as she sits inside a refugee camp set up for Hindu refugees near Kutupalong, Bangladesh.

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Outgoing Mahila Congress President Shoba Oza offers sweets to the newly elected President of All India Mahila Congress (AIMC) Sushmita Dev as she takes charge of the office, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Patel, actor and cancer crusader, Lisa Ray, FLO President, Vasvi Bharat Ram (C) and Dr. Sameer Kaul from Apollo hospital release of FLO-EY white paper on call for action : Expanding Cancer Care for Women in New Delhi.

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Police arrests a woman who was participating in a protest demanding for minimum wage, at labour Commissioner Office in Hyderabad.

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Women, carrying their babies, participating in the 5th edition of Delhi Pinkathon at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

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Women constable march at their passing out parade in Moradabad.

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A Rohingya Muslim woman Zahida Banoo holds her son Mohammad Noor, left, and daughter Shah Heer as she poses for a photograph on the way to her shelter in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh.

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'Shiksha Mitras' from UP shout slogans during a protest against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for their various demands, at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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There must be someone perceptive to hunt down and measure lon­gest, or largest, things, but how they zeroed in on Russian Ekaterina Lis­ina is not known. Standing at 6 ft 9inches, she now has set a record of having the world’s “longest legs”. The Beijing Olympics basketball bronze medallist’s lower limbs are over 132 cm (52 in) long. What a lope!

Halimah Yacob, right, accompanied by her husband Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee, wave to supporters as she arrives to submit nomination papers for the Singapore presidential candidacy, in Singapore. The Elections Department said only one of five hopefuls had qualified, as the others had not satisfied stringent criteria, such as having held key public positions or running a company with at least 500 million Singapore dollars ($370 million) in equity. Yacob is expected to be named Singapore's eighth president without a vote.

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Asha workers raise slogans during a protest outside Delhi Dy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's residence in New Delhi.

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New Miss America Cara Mund, center left, with contestants during Miss America 2018 pageant, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Tribal women participate in celebration of 51st International Literacy Day-2017 (ILD) at an event at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

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A group of woman riders from across the country pose for a photograph in front of the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. The 12 women riders have been selected to participate in Himalayan High Season 3.

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The Biking Queens - a group of women motorbike riders from Gujarat - calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

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Union Textiles Minister and BJP leader, Smriti Irani rides a scooter as she participates in a Tiranga Yatra in Surat.

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Muslim women in Calcutta celebrate after the verdict

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Haruna Okuno of Japan, left, and Odunayo Folasade of Nigeria compete in the women's 55 kg category during the final of the Wrestling World Cup at the Paris Bercy Arena, in Paris, France.

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Married women show thir menhdi (or henna) applied hands on the eve of Teej festival in Patna.

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Residents of an Odisha village undergo a check-up at a mass screening camp against 'Malaria and Malnutrition' orgnaised under a programme by government of Odisha and Tata Trusts.

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Village women carry Tri-colours as they row boats across River Churni during Independence Day celebrations at Majhdia in Nadia district. Nadia has been celebrating Independence Day both on August 17 and 18.

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Bollywood actor Milind Soman flag off the Pinkathon Delhi 2017 "Fearless Midnight Run" with the support of Delhi Police, at Connaught Place in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actor Milind Soman flag off the Pinkathon Delhi 2017 "Fearless Midnight Run" with the support of Delhi Police, at Connaught Place in New Delhi.

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Women participate in the Pinkathon Delhi 2017 "Fearless Midnight Run" with the support of Delhi Police, at Connaught Place in New Delhi.

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‘Bekhauf Azadi’ march in Chandigarh, August 11

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A lady loses balance of her scooty in a water-logged area after a heavy downpour in Patna.

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Women offer a present to President Ram Nath Kovind during celebration of Raksha Bandhan festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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