Monday 22 October 2018

In Pictures: International Women’s Day celebrated across the world

Some took strike action while others staged colourful and vibrant marches for equality.

Indian women sing and dance during a march to celebrate International Women's Day in New Delhi (Manish Swarup/AP)
Indian women sing and dance during a march to celebrate International Women's Day in New Delhi (Manish Swarup/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Women around the world have held gatherings to mark International Women’s Day.

This year’s event takes place after a year when scandals have shone a spotlight on gender issues across the planet.

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Pakistan students take part in a rally in Lahore (K.M. Chaudary/AP)
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Billie Jean King, founder of the Women's Tennis Association, poses with fans for a selfie to commemorate International Women's Day in Singapore (Wong Maye-E/AP)
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Masked Bangladeshi women attend an International Women’s Day rally in Dhaka (A.M. Ahad/AP)
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China Politics International Women’s Day
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Ukraine International Women’s Day
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Delegates hold flowers for International Women’s Day as they arrive for a plenary session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)
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Land activists release balloons to mark International Women’s Day on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Heng Sinith/AP)
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Spain International Women’s Day
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Women make their voices heard during a protest at Sol square on International Women’s Day in Madrid (Francisco Seco/AP)
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TA woman performs as Turkish women sing and dance for International Women’s Day in Ankara, Turkey (Burhan Ozbilici/AP)

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