International Women’s Day in Pictures

Activists mark the observance of International Women's Day during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila. The placards read "End of Discrimination" and "Free Education". REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
First Lady Michelle Obama with young female students in front of the White House on International Women's Day, as part of the First Lady's 'Let Girls Learn' initiative. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Pakistani dancer Sheema Kirmani (C) and her troupe perform during a conference on International Women's Day at the Art's Council in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
French President Francois Hollande with members of the High Council for Equality between Women and Men during its launching on International Women's Day at the Elysee Palace in Paris. REUTERS/Thomas Samson/Pool
Hindu nuns during a rally to mark International Women's Day in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
Female relatives of women prisoners shout slogans against the military and the interior ministry at an event called 'Release Our Girls' during International Women's Day in Cairo. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
A protester wears an improvised American flag during a rally to mark the 105th International Women's Day in Manila. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
The "Beauty Run" in Minsk, Belarus. About 900 women gathered to mark International Women's Day by running 5300 meters. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
Friba Hameed, an Afghan police officer, in front of a mural of herself to mark International Women's Day in Kabul. AP Photo/Rahmat Gul
Activists attend a rally on International Women's Day in Tbilisi, Georgia. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
Yemeni women hold the flag of Yemen's Southern Separatist Movement as they hold a sit-in calling for a more peaceful life during international women's day in Aden. SALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP/Getty Images
Female relatives of women prisoners demonstrate against the military and the interior ministry at an event called 'Release Our Girls' during International Women's Day in Cairo. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Naomi Campbell with former Israeli President Shimon Peres and Israeli and Palestinian girls during an event for International Women's Day in Tel Aviv. AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
A woman covers her face with a black scarf during a performance honoring the history of feminist movements, marking the International Women's Day in Bucharest, Romania. AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru
Hundreds of protesters display a banner as they march towards the Presidential Palace to mark the 105th International Women's Day Tuesday in Manila. The sign reads: Fight The Abuse of Women, Children and Country! AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
Hundreds of protesters march towards the Presidential Palace to mark the 105th International Women's Day in Manila. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
Palestinian and Israeli activists take part in a demonstration calling for a better future ahead of the annual International Women's Day, in Bethlehem. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma