Photos: International Women's Day

Published 6:11 PM ET, Fri March 8, 2013
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Ukrainian feminists rally in downtown Kiev on Friday, March 8, in celebration of International Women's Day. International Women's Day is a yearly event celebrated on March 8 and focuses on women's equality. EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO /LANDOV
All India Peace and Solidarity Organization members launch sky lanterns during International Women's Day in Hyderabad, India. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
Women play drums as they march to commemorate International Women's Day in Ankara, Turkey. ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images
Indonesian women march during International Women's Day in Jakarta. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Egyptians wave a flag bearing the portrait of Queen Nefertiti, who ruled during the 14th century B.C., as they march in downtown Cairo to mark International Women's Day. MAHMUD KHALED/AFP/Getty Images
In Sao Paulo, Brazil, women with body paint take part in a protest against violence towards women, during the celebration of International Women's Day. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani human rights activists hold lamps during a rally to mark International Women's Day, in Islamabad. FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images
Flowers are hung up for sale at a florist shop in anticipation of International Women's Day, in Hanoi, Vietnam. HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images
Women shop at a clothes store where they receive discounts for International Women's Day, in Shanghai, China. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
Afghanistan's first female pilot, Latifa Nabizada, center left, dressed in a tan uniform, poses with other women at the Kabul International Airport, on Thursday, March 7, on the eve of International Women's Day. SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images