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The Women of War: Female soldiers around the world

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 25: United States Marine Corps female recruits try to extend a steel pole to a cross bar January 15, 2003 during the Leadership Reaction Course which is part of boot camp on Parris Island, SC. The course builds teamwork and problems solving skills at each station where recruits are tasked with finding solutions to problems they may encounter in the field. The Marines train and average of 3,700 male recruits a day at Parris Island and 600 females. (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)

United States Marine Corps female recruits during the Leadership Reaction Course, a part of boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina, U.S. on Jan. 15, 2003.

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