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In pictures: How International Women's Day was marked in countries around the world

Equal rights, violence against women and the right to an education were among just some of the crucial issues discussed during International Women's Day 2016.

Hundreds of thousands of women - and many men - took to the streets in countries around the world to highlight inequality and call for action.

Here's how the day was marked around the world:

The Unite & Fight for Liberation rally in New York Credit: PA

Hundreds hit the streets for the Unite & Fight for Liberation rally and march in Harlem, New York City.

Human rights and environmental activist Berta Cáceres was murdered in Honduras earlier this month Credit: Reuters

In Honduras, campaigners held an event in honour of murdered human rights and environmental activist Berta Cáceres.

She was shot at home in what her family say was an assassination for her opposition to illegal logging, dams and plantation owners.

In Britain, MP Jess Phillips stood up in the House of Commons to read aloud the names of all 120 women murdered in the country since the last International Women's Day - an average of one every three days.

Her speech was greeted by applause from fellow MPs.

Tbilisi, Georgia Credit: Reuters

A march to highlight the problem of sexual violence against women was held in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Chirlane McCray and Emma Watson Credit: PA

Actress and gender equality activist Emma Watson joined the First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray to light the Empire State Building, promoting the HeForShe campaign.

HeForShe encourages men to speak out on behalf of women's rights.

Palestinian women took to the streets of Gaza City Credit: PA

Palestinian women marched through central Gaza City as part of a demonstration supporting the Palestinian cause.

Paraguay's football coach Ramon Diaz Credit: Reuters

Paraguay's international football team coach Ramon Diaz posed with a sign revealing his support for the HeForShe movement, after speaking during a news conference to announce his squad for the upcoming matches against Ecuador and Brazil.

Michelle Obama welcomed Girl Up Credit: PA

US First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed young girls from the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girl campaign Girl Up.

The Girls' Lounge 'Let Girls Learn' bus turned up at the White House, helping to promote education for girls around the world.

Demonstrators in Kolej Square, Ankara, Turkey Credit: PA

Members of a number of non-governmental female-led organisations attended demonstrations as part of the International Women's Day celebrations in Kolej Square, Ankara, Turkey.

Red shoes in People stand beside a group of red shoes used for a performance to denounce violence against women organized by Amnesty International during International Women's Day in Gijon, Spain Credit: Reuters

A performance art piece in Gijon, Spain, involved the placing of red shoes in a public square to symbolise those injured or lost to violence against women.

The event was organised by Amnesty International.

Activists marched in El Salvador Credit: Reuters

Activists in El Salvador held a march to protest rape, sexual objectification and violence against women.

A demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey Credit: Reuters

A rally was held in central Istanbul, Turkey, to mark the occasion.

Rape survivor Kainat Soomro spoke in Pakistan Credit: Reuters

A conference discussing International Women's Day was held at the Arts Council in Karachi, Pakistan, featuring a talk by rape survivor Kainat Soomro.

The event was organised by Tehrik-e-Niswan, a cultural action group working on women's development through theatre.

President Francois Hollande with the newly-formed HCEfh Credit: Reuters

The High Council for Equality between Women and Men (HCEfh) was launched at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, by President Francois Hollande.

A sign held up at the demonstration in Berlin, Germany Credit: PA

A demonstration for International Women's Day was held in Berlin, Germany, by women's groups and the Die Linke party.

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