WOMEN
03/08/2018 08:00 am ET Updated Mar 27, 2018

40 Stunning Photos Of Women Working Around The World

Because women's work can be anything from a butcher to a soccer coach.
Lea Vincens is a rejoneadora -- or a bullfighter who mounts a horse in the ring -- in Huelva, Spain. 
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Lea Vincens is a rejoneadora -- or a bullfighter who mounts a horse in the ring -- in Huelva, Spain. 

This is what “women’s work” looks like. 

And, no, it doesn’t consist only of cooking in the kitchen or raising children (although those things are definitely still work). Women’s work looks like anything you can think of: a butcher, a bullfighter, a soccer coach, a wrestler, a bus driver, a religious leader, a production designer, a police officer, a weightlifter, a bike mechanic, a real estate agent, a barber ― the list goes on and on. 

To honor the varying types of work women do this International Women’s Day, HuffPost rounded up 40 photos of women working in different industries around the globe. From sailors to scientists to taxi drivers ― scroll below to see 40 captivating photos of women working around the world.  

  • Kenya
    Sarah Achieng is a 31-year-old professional boxer and sports administrator. Here she poses after her training session at&nbsp
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    Sarah Achieng is a 31-year-old professional boxer and sports administrator. Here she poses after her training session at a gym in Nairobi, Kenya, on Feb. 27, 2018.
  • Mexico
    Professional wrestler Cristal poses for a photograph in her training gym on Feb. 9, 2018, in Mexico City.
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    Professional wrestler Cristal poses for a photograph in her training gym on Feb. 9, 2018, in Mexico City.
  • Somalia
    Soccer coach and player Marwa Mauled Abdi, 24, poses at Ubah fitness center in Hargeisa, Somalia, on March 1, 2018.
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    Soccer coach and player Marwa Mauled Abdi, 24, poses at Ubah fitness center in Hargeisa, Somalia, on March 1, 2018.
  • Japan
    Firefighter Ran Namise, 24, poses in front of a fire engine at Kojimachi Fire Station in Tokyo on Feb. 23, 2018.
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    Firefighter Ran Namise, 24, poses in front of a fire engine at Kojimachi Fire Station in Tokyo on Feb. 23, 2018.
  • Mali
    Houssa Nientao, 64, is one of the few female Muslim monks, also known as "marabouts," in Bamako, Mali. Here she poses in a ro
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    Houssa Nientao, 64, is one of the few female Muslim monks, also known as "marabouts," in Bamako, Mali. Here she poses in a room on Feb. 20, 2018.
  • Cuba
    Yordanka Masfollor, 34, has a Ph.D. in chemical sciences. Here she poses for a picture at a biotechnology laboratory in
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    Yordanka Masfollor, 34, has a Ph.D. in chemical sciences. Here she poses for a picture at a biotechnology laboratory in Havana on March 2, 2018.
  • Spain
    Lea Vincens, 33, is a rejoneadora (a bullfighter who mounts a horse with a lance). Here she poses at the Aracena bullrin
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    Lea Vincens, 33, is a rejoneadora (a bullfighter who mounts a horse with a lance). Here she poses at the Aracena bullring in Huelva, Spain, on Feb. 25, 2018.
  • Greece
    Rania Rapti, a butcher, poses in her family's business in Athens, Greece, on March 5, 2018.
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    Rania Rapti, a butcher, poses in her family's business in Athens, Greece, on March 5, 2018.
  • Pakistan
    Zahida, a police assistance sub-inspector, poses for a photograph at a police academy in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Feb. 26,
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    Zahida, a police assistance sub-inspector, poses for a photograph at a police academy in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Feb. 26, 2018.
  • Sierra Leone
    Gold prospector Awa Kamara, 65, poses for a photograph in the Pampana River on March 5, 2018, near Mekeni, Sierra L
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    Gold prospector Awa Kamara, 65, poses for a photograph in the Pampana River on March 5, 2018, near Mekeni, Sierra Leone.
  • Iraq
    Huda Salem, a 20-year-old member of the Iraqi national weightlifting team, trains at a gym in Baghdad on Feb. 22, 2018.
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    Huda Salem, a 20-year-old member of the Iraqi national weightlifting team, trains at a gym in Baghdad on Feb. 22, 2018.
  • El Salvador
    Nicol Gomez, 37, is a guardian at the La Esperanza prison in San Salvador, El Salvador. Here she poses for a portrait in fron
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    Nicol Gomez, 37, is a guardian at the La Esperanza prison in San Salvador, El Salvador. Here she poses for a portrait in front of a group of prisoners practicing yoga on March 4, 2018.
  • Uganda
    Farmer Bettina Tumuhaise, 41, poses at her pigsty in Zirobwe, Uganda, on March 2, 2018. 
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    Farmer Bettina Tumuhaise, 41, poses at her pigsty in Zirobwe, Uganda, on March 2, 2018. 
  • Lebanon
    Ray Bassil, 29, is a Lebanese trapshooting champion and UNDP youth and gender goodwill ambassador. Here she poses f
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    Ray Bassil, 29, is a Lebanese trapshooting champion and UNDP youth and gender goodwill ambassador. Here she poses for a photo at the shooting club in Adma, Lebanon, on Feb. 9, 2018.
  • Kuwait
    Mai Ibrahim Al-Mesad is a project manager of the maritime section of the Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Here
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    Mai Ibrahim Al-Mesad is a project manager of the maritime section of the Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Here she poses for a picture at the construction site on March 4, 2018.
  • Senegal
    Mechanic and garage co-owner Fatou Sylla poses on Feb. 28, 2018, at her garage in Dakar, Senegal.
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    Mechanic and garage co-owner Fatou Sylla poses on Feb. 28, 2018, at her garage in Dakar, Senegal.
  • China
    Taxi driver Yang Fengxia, 45, poses in the street in Hancheng, China, on Feb. 16, 2018.
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    Taxi driver Yang Fengxia, 45, poses in the street in Hancheng, China, on Feb. 16, 2018.
  • India
    Kuldeep Kaur, 51, is an Indian watch woman for the Bhangiwal village near Mehatpur, India. Here she walks with a flashlight d
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    Kuldeep Kaur, 51, is an Indian watch woman for the Bhangiwal village near Mehatpur, India. Here she walks with a flashlight during her night round on Feb. 24, 2018.
  • France
    Sailor Marie Rouffet poses for a picture in the port of Le Guilvinec, France, on Feb. 16, 2018.
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    Sailor Marie Rouffet poses for a picture in the port of Le Guilvinec, France, on Feb. 16, 2018.
  • Pakistan
    First responder Samra Akram Zia poses for a photograph with her motorcycle ambulance in Lahore, Pakistan, on Feb. 24, 20
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    First responder Samra Akram Zia poses for a photograph with her motorcycle ambulance in Lahore, Pakistan, on Feb. 24, 2018.
  • Portugal
    Barber Dalia Antunes, 44, poses at the Oliveira Barbershop in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 3, 2018.
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    Barber Dalia Antunes, 44, poses at the Oliveira Barbershop in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 3, 2018.
  • Spain
    Cristina Munoz Ferraro, 37, is a real estate agent at Remax Family. Here she poses for a picture at the Remax Family off
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    Cristina Munoz Ferraro, 37, is a real estate agent at Remax Family. Here she poses for a picture at the Remax Family office in Sevilla, Spain, on Feb. 28, 2018. 
  • U.S.
    Production designer Hannah Beachler poses for a picture in West Hollywood, California, on Feb. 22, 2018. She designed th
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    Production designer Hannah Beachler poses for a picture in West Hollywood, California, on Feb. 22, 2018. She designed the world of Wakanda in the recent film "Black Panther." 
  • Egypt
    Asmaa Megahed is a 31-year-old Egyptian carpenter. Here she poses for a picture at her workshop in the Abdeen district in dow
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    Asmaa Megahed is a 31-year-old Egyptian carpenter. Here she poses for a picture at her workshop in the Abdeen district in downtown Cairo on Feb. 26, 2018.
  • Guatemala
    Guatemalan deputy and human rights activist Nineth Montenegro poses for pictures at the Congress in Guatemala City, Guatemala
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    Guatemalan deputy and human rights activist Nineth Montenegro poses for pictures at the Congress in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on March 1, 2018.
  • Sudan
    Security guard Marlin Keji John, 30, poses in Juba, Sudan, on Feb. 22, 2018. 
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    Security guard Marlin Keji John, 30, poses in Juba, Sudan, on Feb. 22, 2018. 
  • Chile
    Boxer Carolina "Crespita" Rodriguez, 34, poses for a picture in Santiago, Chile, on March 1, 2018. 
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    Boxer Carolina "Crespita" Rodriguez, 34, poses for a picture in Santiago, Chile, on March 1, 2018. 
  • U.S.
    Wendy Lawrence, 58, is a retired U.S. Navy captain and former NASA astronaut. Here she's pictured by the space shuttle t
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    Wendy Lawrence, 58, is a retired U.S. Navy captain and former NASA astronaut. Here she's pictured by the space shuttle trainer that was used for astronaut training on Feb. 28, 2018. It's now at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
  • France
    Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, the only female three-starred Michelin chef in France and one of a handful in the world, poses on March
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    Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, the only female three-starred Michelin chef in France and one of a handful in the world, poses on March 2, 2018, in the kitchen of her restaurant La Maison Pic in Valence, France.
  • India
    Anny Divya, 31, is a pilot who became the youngest woman in the world to captain the Boeing 777 aircraft. Here she poses next
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    Anny Divya, 31, is a pilot who became the youngest woman in the world to captain the Boeing 777 aircraft. Here she poses next to planes at the Indian Air Force Museum in New Delhi on Feb. 24, 2018.
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