<\body> Stories in America: A Day in the Life of Women Around the Globe

Monday, April 10, 2006

A Day in the Life of Women Around the Globe

Iraqi Shiite women weep as their families pack their belongings after being ordered to leave by unidentified militants Monday April 10, 2006, near Buhriz, a former Saddam stronghold about 60 kilometers (35 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Growing violence in the neighborhoods of Baghdad as well as other Iraqi cities has driven thousands to abandon their homes to live in camps in relatively safer areas. (AP Photo/Mohammed Hamed)

A Palestinian woman stands next to her two wounded sons in a hospital after an Israeli artillery shell hit their house in the northern Gaza strip April 10, 2006. An Israeli artillery shell killed a young Palestinian girl and injured 12 others, including five children, when it hit a house in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

In a handout from Aceh and Nias Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Agency, Acehnese women, mostly widows, work during a cash for work programme sponsored by a world agency in Aceh Besar. The long-suffering women of Indonesia's Aceh province, thousands of them widowed or abandoned by their husbands, are fighting the odds and Islamic traditions to rebuild their lives.(AFP/ANRRA/HO/Arif Ariadi)

An Afghan woman is seen with her daughter during a celebration to mark the anniversary birthday of Islam's Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) at a shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, April. 10, 2006. Islam's Prophet Mohammad's birthday is celebrated by distributing free food to poor people and reciting the holy Quran, in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

Women symbolically mourn near fellow protestors lying on the ground as corpses during a protest against the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 10, 2006. Survivors of the Bhopal gas leak disaster have threatened to go on an indefinite hunger strike unless the Indian government forced U.S. chemical major, Dow Chemical Co., to pay for the cleanup of thousands of tons of toxic waste that were dumped at the site of the world's worst industrial disaster 22 years ago. The leak of lethal methyl isocyanate gas from a pesticide plant killed at least 10,000 people and affected some 550,000 others in the central Indian city of Bhopal in December 1984. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)


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