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On Strike! Women March Around the World
Women around the globe took part in some of the largest-ever International Women's Day protests.
"A Day Without a Woman," also deemed the Women's Strike, encourages participants to skip work or school and avoid purchasing anything in stores or online to show just how critical a role women play in society.
Above: Women march down Istiklal Avenue to mark International Women's Day in Istanbul on March 8, 2017.
A woman strikes a pose in front of the "Fearless Girl" statue on March 8. The girl faces Manhattan's well-known bronze charging bull, as if to fearlessly stare it down.
An investment firm, State Street Global Advisors, erected the statue ahead of International Women's Day.
Women clap and chant slogans during a one-hour strike in Buenos Aires.
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