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Friday, March 17, 2006

A Day in the Life of Women Around the Globe (Friday)

An Iraqi woman bakes bread as behind her U.S. and Iraqi soldiers secure the area outside Samarra, 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 17, 2006. Helicopter borne U.S. and Iraqi troops pressed their sweep through a 100-square-mile swathe of central Iraq on Friday in a bid to break up a center of insurgent resistance, during Operation Swarmer, the U.S. military said. No resistance or casualties were reported and about 40 suspects were detained. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

An Indian woman carries her son in a sunflower field in Falta village, about 45 km (28 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata March 17, 2006. (REUTERS/Parth Sanyal)

African Union police officer Rose Etim from Cameroon (L), greets a Sudanese refugee woman in Ardamata refugee camp, West Darfur, Sudan, March 17, 2006. Sudan said on Friday it was optimistic of reaching a peace deal next month with two main rebel groups in Darfur. (REUTERS/Opheera McDoom)

Veiled Iraqi Shi'ite women start trekking ahead of next week's mourning ritual to Kerbala from the holy city of Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad March 17, 2006. Tens of thousands of Shi'ite worshippers all over Iraq are trekking to Kerbala to participate in the religious ritual marking the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammed. (REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish)

Iraqi Shiite women perform Friday noon prayer in the holy city of Karbala, south of Baghdad. Under the watchful eye of drone spy planes, joint US-Iraqi patrols surrounded and entered hamlets near Samarra on the second day of a major operation to root out insurgents. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

Friday prayer : An Iranian woman attends the weekly Friday prayers sermon at Tehran university. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)

South Africa's Natalie Du Toit starts a Women's 800m freestyle heat at the Commomwealth Games at the Sports and Aquatic Center in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday March 18, 2006. Du Toit who has already won a gold in the elite disabled athlete event finished in 6th place in the heat. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

An indigenous woman crosses a riverbed of an intermittent Andean river south of La Paz, Bolivia on Friday, March 17, 2006. The world must act now to head off water wars in developing nations, where the resource has become so scarce, polluted or threatened that people are willing to fight over it, activists at a protest forum outside the 4th World Water Forum said Friday.(AP Photo/Dado Galdieri)


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