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Yearend 2014

Women's Issues - 29 Dec 2014
A selection of archive images on women's issues from our news coverage for the year, including the death of women in a sterilisation camp in India and female circumcision in Kenya.
INDIA-HEALTH/STERILISATION-SYSTEM
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November 14, 2014
Women, who underwent sterilization surgery at a government mass sterilisation camp, pose for pictures...
BILASPUR, India
Women, who underwent sterilization surgery at a government mass sterilisation camp, pose for pictures...
Women, who underwent sterilization surgery at a government mass sterilisation camp, pose for pictures inside a hospital at Bilaspur district in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh November 14, 2014. The doctor whose sterilisation of 83 women in less than three hours ended in at least a dozen deaths said on Thursday the express operations were his moral responsibility and blamed adulterated medicines for the tragedy. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
KENYA-CULTURE/
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December 10, 2014
A man holds a girl as she tries to escape when she realised she is to to be married, about 80 km (50...
Baringo County, Kenya
A man holds a girl as she tries to escape when she realised she is to to be married, about 80 km (50...
A man holds a girl as she tries to escape when she realised she is to to be married, about 80 km (50 miles) from the town of Marigat in Baringo County December 7, 2014. As Pokot tradition dictates, the future husband arrived to her family home with a group of men to collect the girl. The men arrived with the last settled dowry of livestock for the girl's family. In this case it was 20 goats, three camels and 10 cows, given during a period of several weeks. The remaining 10 cows were to be given the morning the girl was taken to her new home by her husband and the rest of the men. The girl was unaware of the marriage arrangements that her father had made. The family said that if they had told her in advance she might have run away from home. In the Pokot tradition, parents give their daughters as wives usually at the beginning of their adolescence. The Pokots have developed social structure and practices that aim to optimise the chance of survival of each household in an often difficult and hostile environment. The girls are ready for marriage after an initiation ceremony marking their passing over into womanhood. Picture taken December 7, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN/
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July 09, 2014
Interior designer Zahra Afridi (R) kicks a punching bag during a kickboxing training session at her home...
Islamabad, Pakistan
Interior designer Zahra Afridi kicks a punching bag during a kickboxing training session at her home...
Interior designer Zahra Afridi (R) kicks a punching bag during a kickboxing training session at her home in Islamabad February 10, 2014. Afridi runs her own interior design company. Her most recent project was a Classic Rock Coffee cafe in Islamabad. Though instability continues to plague Pakistan and many areas are dominated by social conservatism, some of the country's more affluent residents have worked to fashion a very different kind of lifestyle for themselves. Pictures of men and women taking part in all sorts of activities and professions - from being a pilates instructor, to a textile retail entrepreneur, to a member of a rock band - offer a different view of Pakistan to images of conflict that often make the news. Picture taken February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SPORT)

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AFGHANISTAN-ELECTION/
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April 05, 2014
An Afghan woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Mazar-i-Sharif April 5, 2014. Voting was peaceful...
Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan
An Afghan woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Mazar-i-Sharif
An Afghan woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Mazar-i-Sharif April 5, 2014. Voting was peaceful during the first few hours of Afghanistan's presidential election on Saturday, with only isolated attacks on polling stations as the country embarked on the first democratic transfer of power since the fall of a Taliban regime in 2001. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NIGERIA-VIOLENCE/
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June 05, 2014
U.S. congressman Louie Gohmert speaks with three girls, who escaped after they were abducted in the remote...
Lagos, Nigeria
U.S. congressman Louie Gohmert speaks with three girls, who escaped after they were abducted in the remote...
U.S. congressman Louie Gohmert speaks with three girls, who escaped after they were abducted in the remote village of Chibok, while they are covered in white sheets at a news conference in Lagos June 5, 2014. Several mothers of girls being held in?Nigeria?by militant group?Boko Haram?gathered in?Lagos?on Thursday, where non-government organisations and Gohmert offered them therapy and support. Boko Haram, a militant group waging a campaign to create an Islamic state in the region, abducted 276 girls from a?school?in Chibok on April 14. The three girls were covered in white sheets to protect their identities for fear of repercussions. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS RELIGION CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NEPAL/
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March 05, 2014
Uttara Saud, 14, sits inside a Chaupadi shed in the hills of Legudsen village in Achham District in western...
Achham, Nepal
Uttara Saud sits inside a Chaupadi shed in the hills of Legudsen village in Achham District in western...
Uttara Saud, 14, sits inside a Chaupadi shed in the hills of Legudsen village in Achham District in western Nepal February 16, 2014. Chaupadi is a tradition observed in parts of Nepal, which cuts women off from the rest of society when they are menstruating. Women who practice traditional chaupadi have to sleep in sheds or outbuildings while they are on their period, often with little protection from the elements. They are not allowed to enter houses or temples, use normal public water sources, take part in festivals or touch others during their menstruation, according to a United Nations field bulletin on the issue. Isolated in sheds that are frequently rickety and unhygienic, there have been cases of women dying while practicing chaupadi from illness, exposure, animal attacks or from fires lit in poorly ventilated spaces. Chaupadi was banned by Nepal's Supreme Court in 2005, but it is still common in the country's far and mid-western regions. Picture taken February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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ISRAEL/
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May 29, 2014
An Israeli soldier of the Caracal battalion stands next to backpacks after finishing a 20-kilometre march...
Negev, Israel
Israeli soldier of Caracal battalion stands next to backpacks after finishing march in Israel's Negev...
An Israeli soldier of the Caracal battalion stands next to backpacks after finishing a 20-kilometre march in Israel's Negev desert, near Kibbutz Sde Boker, marking the end of their training, May 29, 2014. The "Caracal" battalion, two-thirds of whose members are women, was established in 2004 with the purpose of incorporating female soldiers in combat units. The main mission of Caracal is routine patrols on Israel's border with Egypt to intercept infiltrators and smuggling from the Sinai desert. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN POLICE/WOMAN
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January 16, 2014
Colonel Jamila Bayaaz talks on the phone at her office before an interview in Kabul January 15, 2014....
Kabul, Afghanistan
Colonel Bayaaz talks on the phone at her office before an interview in Kabul
Colonel Jamila Bayaaz talks on the phone at her office before an interview in Kabul January 15, 2014. An Afghan policewoman took charge of a district in the capital Kabul this week, such an unusual and dangerous appointment in a country where women have few rights that her bosses gave her four bodyguards. Bayaaz, who joined the force more than 30 years ago, heads one of Kabul's busiest shopping districts. Picture taken on January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
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March 29, 2014
Elemmar Valle, 15, tries on a dress and shoes for her graduation dance at the Glamour Gowns event in...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Elemmar Valle, 15, tries on a dress and shoes for her graduation dance at the Glamour Gowns event in...
Elemmar Valle, 15, tries on a dress and shoes for her graduation dance at the Glamour Gowns event in Los Angeles, California March 28, 2014. The event gives prom dresses to more than 350 young women in the Los Angeles foster care system every year. Picture taken March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
BRITAIN-MUSLIM/VEILS
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August 21, 2014
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Brenda...
London, United Kingdom
Brenda gets her eyes tested in east London
This photograph may only be used together with the 21 August 2014 package WEARING A VEIL IN BRITAIN.

Brenda gets her eyes tested in east London March 26, 2014. Brenda who is originally from Mexico converted from Catholicism when she came to London. Brenda has always lived a strictly religious life. She thought about becoming a nun before she realised she wanted children. She says "I know I'm in a non-Muslim country and so I try to respect the rules. Sometimes people say nice things about my children or they smile at me and I try to smile back at them. I know they can't see my face but I hope they know I'm smiling with my eyes." Reuters photographer Olivia Harris took portraits of a range of Muslim women in Britain and asked them why they chose to wear a hijab or veil. Picture taken March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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NOBEL-PRIZE/PEACE-MALALA
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October 10, 2014
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, the joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, speaks at Birmingham...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai speaks at Birmingham library in Birmingham
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, the joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, speaks at Birmingham library in Birmingham, central England October 10, 2014. Pakistani teenager Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian campaigner against child trafficking and labour Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY EDUCATION)
KENYA-CIRCUMCISION/WIDERIMAGE
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November 12, 2014
A Pokot girl, covered in animal skins, walks to a place where she will rest after being circumcised in...
Marigat, Kenya
A Pokot girl, covered in animal skins, walks to a place where she will rest after being circumcised in...
A Pokot girl, covered in animal skins, walks to a place where she will rest after being circumcised in a tribal ritual in a village about 80 kilometres from the town of Marigat in Baringo County, October 16, 2014. The traditional practice of circumcision within the Pokot tribe is a rite of passage that marks the transition to womanhood and is a requirement for all girls before they marry. More than a quarter of girls and women in Kenya have undergone genital cutting, according to United Nations data. Despite a government ban on the life-threatening practice since 2011, the long-standing tradition remains a rite of passage, particularly among poor families in rural areas. Picture taken October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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