Sunday 31 August 2014
 
»
 
»
IMAGE OF THE DAY

Happy Women's Day

, March 8, 2014

A military helicopter hovers over a female symbol formed by people, as part of celebrations for International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines, on March 8. On March 8, activists around the globe celebrate International Women's Day, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century and has been observed by the UN since 1975. The UN writes that it is an occasion to commemorate achievements in women's rights and to call for further change. More than 10,000 participants from government agencies and students formed the symbol in Manila, which is expected to make it into the Guinness World Records as the "largest human formation of the female symbol",  according to the event organiser. Reuters/Romeo Ranoco




Tags: |

More Picture of the Day Stories

calendarCalendar of Events

Ads