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24th generation Japanese farmer Takashi Mizugai inspects Kenaf or Jute fiber in his fields, 18 kilometers from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plants, in the Odaka district of Fukushima prefecture, in Odaka, Japan, 22 February 2017. Unable to sell rice or vegetables grown locally, Mizugai is forced to seek other crops to make a living. Evacuated residents from some of the off limits zones, have been allowed by Japanese government authorities to return to the area since July 2016, after extensive cleanup efforts were completed of the radioactive soil in the local area. However, only twenty percent of the 3,487 households have reportedly returned, according to Japanese newspapers. Odaka is within the 20 kilometer evacuation zone established after the 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami, which destroyed the local nuclear power plant. EPA/EVERETT KENNEDY BROWN Members of the Purwa Bharata human puppet troupe, Yudhi as Hanoman (C), Dewan as Giant Maruto (L) and Galih as Giant Maruti (R) perform during a show at the Wayang Orang Purwa Bharata theatre in Jakarta, Indonesia, 03 September 2016. More than 140 actors are listed as members of the Javanese traditional Purwa Bharata human puppet, also known as Wayang Wong in Javanese language. Established in 1973 Purwa Bharata is now the only human puppet troupe left in the capital. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

The National Library of Greece in Athens

Photographer: Simela Pantzartzi

Transgender Inmates in Pattaya

Photographer: Rungroj Yongrit

Founder of Nanana Winbridge Education Center, Priscilla Nangurai (C) poses for a photo with some of 58 rescued girls at the school in Kajiado, Kenya, 01 March 2017. Nangurai established the Nanana Winbridge Education Center in 2007 with her retirement money where she hosts rescued girls who've run away from home to escape Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She has rescued 825 girls since 1986. The International Women's Day (IWD) was marked for the first time in 1911 and is celebrated on 08 March since 1913. March 08 was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as the day for women's rights and world peace in 1977. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU Ultra Orthodox Jewish women from the Haredi burqa sect also known as 'Shawl women ' walk with thier kids during Purim Holiday in Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, 25 February 2013. In Israel, Ultra-orthodox (Haredi) women, who have adopted the covering of the entire body with black cloth, including a shal (shawl in English) when they are in public places, claim it is worn for modesty purposes. Although this custom is found mainly in the Islam religion, the number of Jewish women, who cover the entire body, is a phenomenon that is increasing in the recent years. It is estimated that the number of women who have adopted the style of dress has grown to several hundreds across the country. EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Women Changing Women's Worlds

Photographer: Zsolt Czegledi

Haredi Burqa Sect

Photographer: Abir Sultan

Founder of Nanana Winbridge Education Center, Priscilla Nangurai (C) poses for a photo with some of 58 rescued girls at the school in Kajiado, Kenya, 01 March 2017. Nangurai established the Nanana Winbridge Education Center in 2007 with her retirement money where she hosts rescued girls who've run away from home to escape Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She has rescued 825 girls since 1986. The International Women's Day (IWD) was marked for the first time in 1911 and is celebrated on 08 March since 1913. March 08 was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as the day for women's rights and world peace in 1977. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU Mico lands a jump during the Lidl Cup competition in Lahti, Finland, 15 January 2017. Mico Ahonen is a 15-year-old ski jumper from Lahti in Finland and son of Janne Ahonen, one of the most successful ski jumpers of all time. Mico’s path in the world of ski jumping started when he was just seven years old, when he jumped two meters from the K6 (beginners hill), and only four years later at the age of 11, he made his first jump from the Lahti HS 130 (professional hill) . EPA/KIMMO BRANDT

Women Changing Women's Worlds

Various Photographers

Ski Jumping Tradition

Photographer: Kimmo Brandt, Compic