A Muslim woman covers the yellow star of her Jewish neighbour with her veil to protect her from prosecution. Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia. [1941]

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Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her. [1967]

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A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

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A woman suffrage activist protesting after "The Night of Terror." [1917]

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33 suffrage activists had been arrested for ‘obstructing traffic’ and were badly beaten by prison guards.

Elspeth Beard, during her attempt to become the first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. [1980s]

The journey took 3 years and covered 48,000 miles.

Jeanne Manford marches with her gay son during a Pride Parade. [1972]

Jeanne went on to found the rights group "Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays".

Sabiha Gökçen of Turkey poses with her plane, in 1937 she became the first female fighter pilot.

Filipino guerilla, Captain Nieves Fernandez, shows a US soldier how she killed Japanese soldiers during the occupation. [1944]

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A Dutch woman refuses to leave her husband, a German soldier, after Allied soldiers capture him. She followed him into captivity. [1944]

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Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel. [1926]

A British sergeant training members of the ‘mum’s army’ Women's Home Defence Corps during the Battle of Britain. [1940]

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The iconic photo of a concerned pea-picker and mother of seven children during the Dust Bowl. [1936]