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Professional wrestler Cristal (Crystal) poses for a photograph in her trainig place on February 09, 2018 in Mexico city, Mexico. (Photo by Omar Torres/AFP Photo)

To mark the occasion of International Women' s Day on March 8, 2018 AFP presents a series of photos depicting women performing roles or working in professions more traditionally held by men. Here: Professional wrestler Cristal (Crystal) poses for a photograph in her trainig place on February 09, 2018 in Mexico city, Mexico. (Photo by Omar Torres/AFP Photo)
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12 Mar 2018 00:01:00
A tattoo of a weapon covers the arm of a female inmate waiting to compete in the annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Thursday, November 23, 2017. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo)

A tattoo of a weapon covers the arm of a female inmate waiting to compete in the annual beauty contest at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Thursday, November 23, 2017. Jail authorities say they organize the annual contest to encourage self-esteem, fight idleness and promote integration among women prisoners. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo)
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25 Nov 2017 07:57:00
Women take part in Glowork exhibition in Riyadh, September 28, 2017. (Photo by Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters)

Women take part in Glowork exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on September 28, 2017. (Photo by Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters)
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04 Oct 2017 07:08:00
Ecuador: “More and more tribes of Amazonia are starting to adopt modern clothes for everyday life. But they are still keeping their traditional clothes for important events. I photographed this young woman in her wedding outfit”. (Photo by Mihaela Noroc/The Guardian)

Photographer Mihaela Noroc travelled the world from Ethiopia to the US and from Guatemala to France in search of natural and authentic beauty. She introduces some of the inspiring women she met on her journey. Here: Ecuador. “More and more tribes of Amazonia are starting to adopt modern clothes for everyday life. But they are still keeping their traditional clothes for important events. I photographed this young woman in her wedding outfit”. (Photo by Mihaela Noroc/The Guardian)
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27 Sep 2017 08:29:00
Once applied, the designs are washed using warm water and cow dung. Herbs are applied to promote faster healing. (Photo by Ronny Sen/WaterAid/The Guardian)

For more than 2,000 years, women from the Baiga tribe in the highland district of Dindori, in central India’s Madhya Pradesh state, have been tattooed. Sumintra, 25, from Bona village, has the markings across her forehead, legs and arms. The women who work as tattoo artists are knowledgable about the different types of designs and pigments preferred by various tribes, and their meanings are passed to them by their mothers. The tattooing ‘season’ begins with the approach of winter. (Photo by Ronny Sen/WaterAid/The Guardian)
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19 Aug 2017 08:48:00
Wrestlers perform at an all female wrestling event in London. England on August 17, 2017. (Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters)

Wrestlers perform at an all female wrestling event in London. England on August 17, 2017. (Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters)
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18 Aug 2017 08:50:00
Participants go for a ride out with their motorbikes during women-only Petrolettes motorcycle festival in Neuhardenberg near Berlin, Germany on July 29, 2017. (Photo by Stefanie Loos/Reuters)

Participants go for a ride out with their motorbikes during women-only Petrolettes motorcycle festival in Neuhardenberg near Berlin, Germany on July 29, 2017. (Photo by Stefanie Loos/Reuters)
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02 Aug 2017 06:44:00
The 33rd All Women Lifeguard Tournament held at Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook New Jersey. Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 (Photo by Anthony Causi)

The 33rd All Women Lifeguard Tournament held at Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook New Jersey. Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 (Photo by Anthony Causi)
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29 Jul 2017 07:48:00