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

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

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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