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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A Day in the Life of Women Around the Globe

An Iraqi woman walks past a huge stain of blood at the site where two car bombs went off near the ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Al-Mustansiriya neighborhood. At least six bombs exploded around Baghdad as the death toll from a brutal civil conflict continued to rise steeply and a top UN official warned that Iraq is spiralling out of control.(AFP/Ali al-Saadi)

Tamil women and children seek refuge in Polonnaruwa, northern Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan troops backed by war planes have mounted a major attack against Tamil Tiger rebels, a day after the two sides conditionally agreed to resume peace talks.(AFP/File/Gamini Obeysekera)

A Thai woman cooks while standing in flood waters at the Buddha Image Market in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday Oct. 11, 2006. Floods in Thailand have killed at least 39 people and sickened 138,000 others, many suffering from waterborne bacteria or parasites after wading through waist-deep water, officials said Monday, Oct. 9, 2006. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

A woman sits in front of the damaged house of Mariam Farhat, a lawmaker from the governing Islamist group Hamas, after it was hit by an Israeli missile in Gaza October 11, 2006. An Israeli missile hit the Gaza Strip home of the well known lawmaker on Wednesday in what the Israeli army said was an attack on a weapons factory. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)

A Ukrainian woman holds a candle during a commemoration ceremony for assassinated journalist Anna Politkovskaya in front of Kiev's Russian embassy. Journalists and activists have slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin after he said slain journalist Politkovskaya had exerted little influence on Russian political life and implied that she had caused harm with her work.(AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

A Lebanese woman turns back as others watch bush fires near the southern village of Jouaiya, Lebanon, Wednesday Oct. 11, 2006. Several residents claimed to have heard explosions set off by the heat of the fire, most likely from Israeli ordnance which still litters the fields of southern Lebanon. The 34-day long war between Hezbollah and Israel killed hundreds of Lebanese civilians and left part of the country's infrastructure in ruins, causing billions of dollars in damage to the economy. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

An Iraqi woman mourns the death of a relative outside a morgue in Baquba. US President George W. Bush has dismissed as "not credible" an independent US study which estimated that 655,000 Iraqis had died in Iraq since the US invasion in 2003.(AFP/Ali Yussef)


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