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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

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

Women carry drinking water at Mohanpur, in the eastern Indian state of Tripura, Tuesday, March 21, 2006. March 22 is observed as World Water Day. (AP Photo/Ramakanta Dey)

Saudi women walk out of a shopping mall as they wait for their driver to pick them up in Riyadh. The Saudi government warned store owners that they have two months to comply with a decree banning men from selling lingerie and other women's apparel or face punishment.(AFP/File/Hassan Ammar)

Afghan women dressed in traditional clothes hold the portraits of Afghan popular female figures as they march during a ceremony to mark the Afghan New Year at the stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, March 21, 2006. According to the solar calendar, Afghanistan honors the year of 1385. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

Kurdish women in traditional outfits attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in southern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2006. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish, marking the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. (REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

A woman collects water from a well at El Kolta village, in south-eastern Niger. Towing freshwater icebergs from the Antarctic, building a huge canal to link two seas, catching fog in the desert and half-flush toilets -- the search for ways to bring water to thirsty parts of the world is becoming increasingly ingenious and frantic. (AFP/File/Issouf Sanogo)

The mother of a Jordanian prisoner in an Israeli prison appeals for his release during a sit-in in Amman March 21, 2006. Dozens of Jordanian women gathered in Amman on Tuesday to show solidarity with mothers of Jordanian prisoners in Israeli jails as the country celebrated Mother's Day. (REUTERS/Ali Jarekji)

Purdue coach Kristy Curry reacts to a call during the second half of their NCAA second-round women's basketball tournament game against UCLA in West Lafayette, Ind., Tuesday, March 21, 2006. Purdue defeated UCLA 61-54. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks to US President George W. Bush during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Bush rolled out the red carpet for Sirleaf, the first woman elected president in Africa, hailing her as a "pioneer." (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

A woman carrying her child stands in front of a poster of Peru's presidential candidate Lourdes Flores in Lima, March 21, 2006. Ex-army nationalist Ollanta Humala, who is campaigning to restrict foreign investment in Peru, has retaken the lead against center-right lawyer Flores in Peru's presidential race, winning over undecided voters, a poll on Sunday showed. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

An elderly Palestinian woman walks out of the family house as Israeli soldiers prepare to enter it during an army operation to search for Palestinian militants in the West Bank village of Beita, near Nablus Tuesday, March 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

Bolivian woman Teresa, center, and Gladys, left, wait for customers inside their kiosks lit by single 40 watt light bulbs in a poor neighborhood of La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, March 21, 2006. Bolivian president Evo Morales issued a decree stating that customers who use less electricity will have to pay less for it, a tax that the government called 'Solidary Tax' aimed to benefit the poorest. (AP Photo/Dado Galdieri)

Ghana's Rosina Amenebede jumps as she competes in a women's long jump qualifying round at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne March 22, 2006. (REUTERS/David Gray)


At 3/22/2006 7:12 AM, Anonymous kathleen said...

these photos say so much more than any story ever could.


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