International Women's Day will be celebrated in different ways across some parts of the world today.
The day is an official holiday in dozens of countries, including Afghanistan, China, Vietnam and Zambia.
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The day will get off to a bright but chilly start, with a few mist patches in rural areas. Showers will spread inland throughout the day.
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