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A female Israeli soldier from the Haraam artillery battalion fixes her hair in the women's living quarters at a military base in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights March 1, 2017. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)

As the world marks International Women's Day on Wednesday, whose theme this year focuses on “women in the changing world of work”, the Israeli military says it is ahead of the curve in providing combat roles for female soldiers. Here: A female Israeli soldier from the Haraam artillery battalion fixes her hair in the women's living quarters at a military base in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights March 1, 2017. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)
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09 Mar 2017 00:06:00
A female forest guard carries a tranquillizer gun in the Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in Sasan, in Gujarat December 2, 2014. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)

A female forest guard carries a tranquillizer gun in the Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in Sasan, in Gujarat December 2, 2014. The sanctuary, which is home to Asiatic lions in India, has an area of 1,412 sq km in which female guards were employed for the first time in India in 2007. The guards fetch a monthly salary of around $148 for working almost 12 hours a day, six days a week, said one of the female guards. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)
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10 Dec 2014 12:37:00
Supercell in Minnesota, near Browerville, Minnesota in 2014. (Photo by Camille Seaman/Caters News)

These stunning images show the phwoar-some power of some of Americas most extreme weather. Camille Seaman’s wondrous work features huge super cells, crashing lightning and gale-force winds. The roaming photographer has chased storms across the US from Iowa to Wyoming and from Minnesota to Texas. Her favorite places to chase are Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota – notorious hotspots for spectacular storms. Here: Supercell in Minnesota, near Browerville, Minnesota in 2014. (Photo by Camille Seaman/Caters News)
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26 Jan 2015 12:10:00
A surfer comes free from her surfboard. (Photo by Sarah Lee/Caters News)

Underwater photographer Sarah Lee uses a technique known as “duck diving” to capture these stunning photos of surfers in Hawaii. Surfers “duck dive” under the water to avoid incoming waves so they can get further out to sea. Photo: A surfer comes free from her surfboard. (Photo by Sarah Lee/Caters News)
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24 Jun 2013 12:37:00
A member of a female grappling team from Qinghai Province armed police undergoes dagger exercise on August 8, 2006 in Xining of Qinghai Province, China. The female grappling team, established in May 2006, has 40 women soldiers aged 18 to 21. The training program includes grappling, boxing, dagger exercise and shooting.  (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

A member of a female grappling team from Qinghai Province armed police undergoes dagger exercise on August 8, 2006 in Xining of Qinghai Province, China. The female grappling team, established in May 2006, has 40 women soldiers aged 18 to 21. The training program includes grappling, boxing, dagger exercise and shooting. (Photo by China Photos). P.S. All pictures are presented in high resolution.
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02 Sep 2012 09:20:00
Hunter Chiaki Kodama guts a deer in a shed in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, November 17, 2016. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Hunter Chiaki Kodama guts a deer in a shed in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, November 17, 2016. A small but growing number of Japanese women enter the male-dominated world of hunting, where it was once taboo for men to even speak to a woman before going on a hunt. (Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters)
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24 Dec 2016 09:55:00
World of Averages: Typical Female Faces

FaceResearch.org, a site run by two psychologists at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, features software that can average together faces from thousands of photos. These images purportedly show the average face of women from 40 different nationalities.
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20 May 2013 06:36:00
Chinese Female Bodyguard

An instructor from the Tianjiao Special Guard/Security Consultant Ltd. Co, smashes a bottle over a female recruit's head during a training session for China's first female bodyguards in Beijing January 13, 2012. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)
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14 Jan 2012 12:59:00