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Meerim Momunova wrestles with her fellow Kyrgyz teammate Anara Ryskulova during a performance of a traditional style of wrestling called “Alysh”. Momunova is a champion in Asia and has been competing since 2015, after a background in judo. According to Momunova, one of the advantages of “Alysh” is the ease of the uniform for women – even Muslim women who cover their faces can compete. Momunova holds a degree in sports coaching and hopes to see more women come into this sport. (Photo by Eleanor Moseman/The Guardian)

This year’s World Nomad Games, a celebration of nomadic heritage, took place in the Issyk-Kul province of Kyrgyzstan. Eleanor Moseman photographed female competitors who had travelled from all over central Asia and eastern Europe, and explored the difficulties and challenges they face as competitors. (Photo by Eleanor Moseman/The Guardian)
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20 Sep 2018 00:05:00
Participant rides a carousel at the women's-only Petrolettes motorcycle festival on July 21, 2018 in Milmersdorf, near Berlin in Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Participant rides a carousel at the women's-only Petrolettes motorcycle festival on July 21, 2018 in Milmersdorf, near Berlin in Germany. Around 300 bike women from across Europe come together for the third edition of the festival. Women connect their passion for high speed motorbikes with music, movies, races, yoga etc. Festival that goes for three days was initiated by a group of female motorbike riders called The Curves. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
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27 Jul 2018 00:05:00
Mariam Emad from Parkour Egypt “PKE” practices her parkour skills around buildings on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt on July 20, 2018. A group of Egyptian women gather at an abandoned park in a Cairo suburb once a week, climbing walls and jumping around in the strenuous physical discipline known as Parkour, while also challenging the country's conservative social norms. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

Mariam Emad from Parkour Egypt “PKE” practices her parkour skills around buildings on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt on July 20, 2018. A group of Egyptian women gather at an abandoned park in a Cairo suburb once a week, climbing walls and jumping around in the strenuous physical discipline known as Parkour, while also challenging the country's conservative social norms. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)
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25 Jul 2018 00:01:00
A Cholita (Andean woman) fighter makes a key to their opponent during a wrestling session at the Havana Hotel Cholet in El Alto, outskirts in La Paz, Bolivia on June 29, 2018. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

A Cholita (Andean woman) fighter makes a key to their opponent during a wrestling session at the Havana Hotel Cholet in El Alto, outskirts in La Paz, Bolivia on June 29, 2018. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)
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09 Jul 2018 00:01:00
Juliza meets with colleagues at her home. (Photo by Diana Bagnoli/The Washington Post)

Lucha libre is Mexico’s version of what in the United States refer to as pro wrestling. Its dates to 1863, when a Mexican wrestler named Enrique Ugartechea developed a form of “freestyle” wrestling that was based on Greco-Roman wrestling. Lucha libre began to soar in popularity in Mexico after two Italian businessmen started promoting fights in the early 1900s. It has since become popular around the globe. Here: Juliza meets with colleagues at her home. (Photo by Diana Bagnoli/The Washington Post)
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15 Jun 2018 00:05:00
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