Girls wearing turbans wave as they take part in celebrations to mark the International Day of the Girl Child at a school premises in Chandigarh, India today. The International Day of the Girl Child is observed on October 11 every year.
A Syrian man carries his two two girls as he walks across the rubble following a barrel bomb attack on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday
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A pupil embraces US First Lady Michelle Obama before an event at the Mulberry School for Girls in London, part of the Let Girls Learn Initiative.
Palestinian girls walk past rubble of heavily damaged buildings on Wednesday in the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya which was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014
More than 100 Pokot girls wearing traditional jewellery take part in an initiation ceremony marking the passing into womanhood, in Baringo County, about 80km (50 miles) from the town of Marigat, Kenya
Protestors demonstrate in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to bring attention to the more than 200 girls abducted in Nigeria.
Pakistani girls attend class at a school in Mingora, a town in Swat valley, on Wednesday, the first anniversary of the shooting of Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban. Ms Yousafzai, the teenage activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, says she has not done enough to deserve the award, as her old school closed to mark the anniversary.
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls secondary school on Friday in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The three-day visit is a chance for the two nations to strengthen economic ties, with talks being held on key issues including, trade, military defense and the controversial Australian detention center on Manus Island. The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Gillard to the Pacific island nation and the first visit since former Prime Minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007.