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Indian women labourers push a steamroller at a construction site in Kolkata

Indian women labourers push a steamroller at a construction site in Kolkata, as the world prepares to mark International Women's Day on Thursday.

A woman watches three young men stride past on strap-on leg springs in the Chinese capital, Beijing

A woman watches three young men stride past on strap-on leg springs in the Chinese capital, Beijing.

A family rides past a razor wire fence on a motorbike in Pattani, Thailand

A family rides past a razor wire fence on a motorbike in Pattani, as violence in southern Thailand's restive provinces escalates.

A Pakistani shopkeeper displays an M-16 and other guns in his shop in an area near the Afghan border

A Pakistani shopkeeper displays an M-16 and other guns in the Darra Adamkhel tribal area near the border with Afghanistan.

An exhibitor sits behind coloured glass in a booth at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show

An exhibitor sits in a booth at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, attended by more than 2,000 designers.

Iraqi women on a pilgrimage to Karbala pull a small child in a plastic box along the road.

Iraqi women on a pilgrimage to Karbala pull a small child in a plastic box along a road in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad.






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