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PHOTOS: International Women's Day celebrated

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International Women's day is celebrated around the world on March 8. International Women's day is celebrated around the world on March 8.
KHQ.com - March 8 is International Women's Day. Celebrated globally every year, the United Nations explains:"It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political."

The official theme for International Women's Day in 2015 is "Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!" The day will highlight the historic Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a document outlining an agenda for achieving women's rights that was signed by 189 countries 20 years ago. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka explains in the YouTube video above.


Closer to home, we asked you for photos of important women in your life. We have created a slideshow to recognize those women.


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