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Photos Of The Week -- March 3-9

People around the world mark International Women's Day as women make their voices heard.

Kosovar Albanians participate in a bonfire ceremony  on the "Night of the Fires" in the village of Prekaz on March 7. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Kosovar Albanians participate in a bonfire ceremony  on the "Night of the Fires" in the village of Prekaz on March 7. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Women hold pictures of famous female activists during demonstrations to mark International Women's Day in Belgrade on March 8. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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Women hold pictures of famous female activists during demonstrations to mark International Women's Day in Belgrade on March 8. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

A girl takes part in a rally with her family to commemorate International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)
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A girl takes part in a rally with her family to commemorate International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan. (Reuters/Athar Hussain)

Afghan girls work at the first Internet cafe for women in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Afghan girls work at the first Internet cafe for women in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

Aurora borealis lights dance over power lines at mile 9 on the Old Glenn Highway near Butte, Alaska. (Reuters/Oscar Edwin Avellaneda)
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Aurora borealis lights dance over power lines at mile 9 on the Old Glenn Highway near Butte, Alaska. (Reuters/Oscar Edwin Avellaneda)

Tojigul Qurbonova is a 112-year-old resident of the Tajik city of Kulob. (RFE/RL's Tajik Service)
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Tojigul Qurbonova is a 112-year-old resident of the Tajik city of Kulob. (RFE/RL's Tajik Service)

A man walks by a wall adorned with graffiti in Athens. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)
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A man walks by a wall adorned with graffiti in Athens. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)

Vehicles move among fishing vessels that were carried from Kesennuma port by the March 11, 2011, tsunami, in the city of Kesennuma, Japan. (AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)
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Vehicles move among fishing vessels that were carried from Kesennuma port by the March 11, 2011, tsunami, in the city of Kesennuma, Japan. (AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Russian police officers tussle with participants in an opposition rally in central Moscow on March 5. (Reuters/Tatyana Makeyeva)
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Russian police officers tussle with participants in an opposition rally in central Moscow on March 5. (Reuters/Tatyana Makeyeva)

A lone protester stands in support of activists Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot outside a Moscow police station. (Reuters/Denis Sinyakov)
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A lone protester stands in support of activists Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot outside a Moscow police station. (Reuters/Denis Sinyakov)

Activists from the Ukrainian women's rights group Femen stage a performance during a protest against domestic violence in front of the Byzantine monument of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
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Activists from the Ukrainian women's rights group Femen stage a performance during a protest against domestic violence in front of the Byzantine monument of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

A policeman detains a Femen activist at a polling station in Moscow on March 4. (Reuters/Denis Sinyakov)
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A policeman detains a Femen activist at a polling station in Moscow on March 4. (Reuters/Denis Sinyakov)

Inmates smoke as they take part in the Miss Spring 2012 beauty contest, held at the Russian women's penal colony No. 10, at the Gornyi settlement. (Reuters/Yuri Maltsev)
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Inmates smoke as they take part in the Miss Spring 2012 beauty contest, held at the Russian women's penal colony No. 10, at the Gornyi settlement. (Reuters/Yuri Maltsev)

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