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At Work And Play On International Women's Day

RFE/RL correspondents across the region shared photos taken on International Women's Day, observed on March 8. They show the diversity of women in their communities as they carry out jobs ranging from military service to copying the Koran or herding cattle -- or as they simply relax and play football.


An Armenian police woman
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An Armenian police woman

Erkegul Bolat, a street cleaner in the Kazakh capital, Astana
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Erkegul Bolat, a street cleaner in the Kazakh capital, Astana

Afghan calligraphers write the text of the Koran in Kabul.
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Afghan calligraphers write the text of the Koran in Kabul.

Moldovan women at work at a Chisinau bakery
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Moldovan women at work at a Chisinau bakery

Street cleaners in Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan
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Street cleaners in Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan

A Belarusian honor guard at the Victory Monument in Minsk
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A Belarusian honor guard at the Victory Monument in Minsk

A textile seller in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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A textile seller in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

A street protest in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro
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A street protest in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro

Aizhan Mukasheva works as a hairdresser in Astana, Kazakhstan.
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Aizhan Mukasheva works as a hairdresser in Astana, Kazakhstan.

An Afghan woman sells used clothing in Kabul.
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An Afghan woman sells used clothing in Kabul.

Ukrainian policewomen finish their night shifts early on March 8.
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Ukrainian policewomen finish their night shifts early on March 8.

Women in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau
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Women in the Moldovan capital, Chisinau

A woman feeds pigeons in Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan.
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A woman feeds pigeons in Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan.

Lazzat Koldabayeva is a bus conductor in Astana, Kazakhstan.
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Lazzat Koldabayeva is a bus conductor in Astana, Kazakhstan.

At work in a bakery in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi
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At work in a bakery in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi

A woman sells flowers in Chisinau.
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A woman sells flowers in Chisinau.

A young employee of McDonald's in Kazan
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A young employee of McDonald's in Kazan

An Uzbek woman cleans the street.
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An Uzbek woman cleans the street.

A florist sells roses in Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan.
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A florist sells roses in Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan.

Another flower seller in Belgrade, Serbia
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Another flower seller in Belgrade, Serbia

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

A women's football tournament in Minsk, Belarus
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A women's football tournament in Minsk, Belarus

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
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Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

A market vendor in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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A market vendor in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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