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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A day in the life of women around the globe

An Afghan girl tries to fly a kite on a hill to mark anti-poverty day in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. Hundrends of Afghan men and women took part in kite flying on the hill of Kabul, where the plan was to call on the Afghan government for more transparency in how foreign aids is spent and to focus on job creation to end poverty. 'death to poverty' is written on the. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

An Iraqi girl waits with other women for humanitarian aid to be distributed by U.S and Iraqi army, for the poor people in Hillah, about 95 kilometers (60 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. (AP Photo/ Ahmed Alhussainey)

An Iraqi woman tears next to her injured husband in hospital in Diwaniyah, 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. The injured man is one of seventeen wounded civilians after suspected Shiite militiamen fired mortars at two military bases and shot at a Polish helicopter south of Baghdad, prompting clashes Monday in fighting that left as many as five died Iraqi civilians, including two children,officials said. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)

A woman carries her son during a protest in Gaza calling for the reopening of Gaza crossings October 17, 2007. Since Hamas' takeover in June, Gaza's main border crossings have largely been closed, including the Rafah crossing with Egypt, drawing criticism from some aid groups. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA)

An Afghan woman begs on a walking bridge as people across the world joined an international campaign to end global poverty on World Poverty Day in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

A woman washes her pots in a street outside her shanty on World Poverty Day in a Cairo slum October 17, 2007. The proportion of Egyptians living in absolute poverty has risen despite relatively rapid rates of economic growth this decade, the head of the United Nations operations in Egypt said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Nasser Nuri (EGYPT)

A Palestinian woman reacts in front of a house destroyed by Israeli troops in the southern Gaza Strip October 17, 2007. An Israeli soldier and a Palestinian militant were killed on Wednesday during fighting in the southern Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA)


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