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

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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)

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.

Protesters shout slogans as they march towards a Manila square for a rally to mark International Women's Day
In the Philippines, protesters, many carrying roses, shouted slogans as they marched towards a square in Manila for a rally to mark International Women’s Day (Bullit Marquez/AP)
A female worker supporting the MeToo movement attends a rally to mark International Women's Day in Seoul, South Korea
A female worker supporting the MeToo movement attends a rally to mark International Women’s Day in Seoul, South Korea (Ahn Young-joon/AP)
Demonstrators supporting the MeToo movement wearing black stage a rally to mark International Women’s Day in Seoul, South Korea (Ahn Young-joon/AP)
Masked Bangladeshi women attend an International Women’s Day rally in Dhaka (A.M. Ahad/AP)
Masked Bangladeshi women attend an International Women’s Day rally in Dhaka (A.M. Ahad/AP)
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A woman holds balloons and a poster to mark International Women’s Day in central Kiev, Ukraine (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)
Land activists release balloons to mark International Women’s Day on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Heng Sinith/AP)
Land activists release balloons to mark International Women’s Day on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Heng Sinith/AP)
Women make their voices heard during a protest at Sol square on International Women’s Day in Madrid (Francisco Seco/AP)
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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