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International Women's Day 2016

Updated 1450 GMT (2250 HKT) March 9, 2016
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Women in Vilnius, Lithuania, march for gender equality and women's rights on International Women's Day, Tuesday, March 8. The poster reads: "Women's strength in unity." International Women's Day calls for the end of all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls. Mindaugas Kulbis/AP
An activist attends a demonstration to mark International Women's Day on March 8 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Andre Penner/AP
Pakistani civil society activists hold placards as they march in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Islamabad on March 8. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images
A protester wears an improvised American flag as she joins a rally in Manila, Philippines, on March 8. Bullit Marquez/AP
Grace Poe, a presidential candidate in the Philippines, speaks to supporters and members of a women's group on March 8 in Manila. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images
Women light flares and wave flags during a march in Istanbul on March 8. OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images
Activists stand blindfolded in Bucharest, Romania, during a March 8 performance honoring the history of feminist movements. Andreea Alexandru/AP
Marchers carry posters bearing the face of slain environmentalist Berta Caceres during a demonstration in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on March 8. Caceres, a member of the Lenca indigenous group and co-founder of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras, led a successful campaign against one of Central America's biggest hydropower projects, the Agua Zarca cascade of four giant dams in the Gualcarque River basin. She was killed on March 3. ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images
Police Officer Friba Hameed, second from right, helps paint a mural of herself outside the main gate of a police precinct in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 8. Rahmat Gul/AP
Women demonstrate in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on March 8. ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images
People in Manila release lanterns on Monday, March 7. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images
Male students wearing high-heeled shoes prepare to march around a park in Quezon City, Philippines, to pay tribute to women all over the world on March 7. Bullit Marquez/AP