International Women's Day 2017: Photographers capture working women from around the world

To celebrate International Women's Day, Reuters photographers have captured women in various vocations all over the globe

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Wednesday 8 March marks International Women's Day, with festivals, concerts and exhibitions among the numerous events planned around the world to celebrate the achievements of women in society.

The annual event has been held since the early 1900s, The earliest celebration was held in 1909 in New York. The Soviet Union declared it a national holiday in 1917. It was predominantly celebrated in socialist and communist countries until it was adopted in 1977 by the United Nations.

Reuters photographers have been speaking with women in a range of professions around the world about their experiences of gender inequality. 

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