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Thousands march around the globe to mark International Women's Day

International Women's Day is held every year on March 8, and on Sunday, people marched across the world in support of gender equality. They took to the streets in Germany, Nigeria, France, Turkey, Ukraine, India, Bangladesh, and New York City, where thousands made their way from the UN to Times Square. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said that he has made equality his top priority, and has appointed more women than any other secretary-general. "When we are not using half of our population, we are wasting 50 percent of our resources," he said. —Catherine Garcia

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