International Women's Day: Women succeeding in doing a 'man's job'

In the ring, battling flames, or lifting off into space, women have entered professions generally considered to be men’s jobs. To mark the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018, Agence-France Presse photographers from around the world captured photos depicting women performing roles or working in professions more traditionally held by men.

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<p>Ana Sousa, 45, TAP Air Portugal pilot for 11 years, poses for a portrait at a TAP hangar in Lisbon, Spain, on February 28, 2018. (Photo: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Airline pilot

Ana Sousa, 45, TAP Air Portugal pilot for 11 years, poses for a portrait at a TAP hangar in Lisbon, Spain, on February 28, 2018. (Photo: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>New South Wales state emergency services (SES) volunteer Michelle Whye in uniform in front of an emergency vehicle at the headquarters on February 23, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Emergency worker

New South Wales state emergency services (SES) volunteer Michelle Whye in uniform in front of an emergency vehicle at the headquarters on February 23, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Locomotive, or “mule,” operator Glaciela Shreeves, 53, poses for pictures at the Panama Canal’s Pedro Miguel Locks, where she works towing ships through the locks, on the outskirts of Panama City on February 22, 2018. (Photo: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Locomotive operator

Locomotive, or “mule,” operator Glaciela Shreeves, 53, poses for pictures at the Panama Canal’s Pedro Miguel Locks, where she works towing ships through the locks, on the outskirts of Panama City on February 22, 2018. (Photo: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Asmaa Megahed, a 31-year-old Egyptian carpenter, poses for a picture at her workshop in Abdeen district in downtown Cairo, Egypt, on February 26, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Carpenter

Asmaa Megahed, a 31-year-old Egyptian carpenter, poses for a picture at her workshop in Abdeen district in downtown Cairo, Egypt, on February 26, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Victoria Da-Poian, 22, a student at the French Superior Institute of aeronautics and Space, poses during a photo session on February 10, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Student astronaut

Victoria Da-Poian, 22, a student at the French Superior Institute of aeronautics and Space, poses during a photo session on February 10, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Arazo Qadri, a 27-year-old female member of the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga, stands guard at the Peshmerga Military camp in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on February 20, 2018. (Photo: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Soldier

Arazo Qadri, a 27-year-old female member of the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga, stands guard at the Peshmerga Military camp in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on February 20, 2018. (Photo: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Huda Salem, a 20-year-old member of the Iraqi national weightlifting team, trains at a gym in Baghdad on February 22, 2018. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Weightlifter

Huda Salem, a 20-year-old member of the Iraqi national weightlifting team, trains at a gym in Baghdad on February 22, 2018. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Hannah Beachler, production designer, poses for a picture in West Hollywood, California, on February 22, 2018. Hannah Beachler designed Wakanda, the “Black Panther” fictional African home and world. (Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Production designer

Hannah Beachler, production designer, poses for a picture in West Hollywood, California, on February 22, 2018. Hannah Beachler designed Wakanda, the “Black Panther” fictional African home and world. (Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Lebanese mechanic Rana el-Hayek, 22, poses in a car repair garage where she works in Qannabat Brummana, northeast of Beirut, on March 3, 2018. (Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Car mechanic

Lebanese mechanic Rana el-Hayek, 22, poses in a car repair garage where she works in Qannabat Brummana, northeast of Beirut, on March 3, 2018. (Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Master tailor Kathryn Sargent poses for a portrait in her shop in central London on February 23, 2018. (Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Tailor

Master tailor Kathryn Sargent poses for a portrait in her shop in central London on February 23, 2018. (Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Anny Divya, 31, an Indian pilot who became the youngest woman in the world to captain a Boeing 777 aircraft, poses next to portraits of various air marshals at the Indian Air Force Museum in New Delhi on February 24, 2018. (Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Aircraft pilot

Anny Divya, 31, an Indian pilot who became the youngest woman in the world to captain a Boeing 777 aircraft, poses next to portraits of various air marshals at the Indian Air Force Museum in New Delhi on February 24, 2018. (Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Amaia Gorostiza, 51, businesswoman and president of the SD Eibar football club, poses for a picture in the locker room at the Ipurua stadium in Eibar, Spain on February 27, 2018. (Photo: Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Football club president

Amaia Gorostiza, 51, businesswoman and president of the SD Eibar football club, poses for a picture in the locker room at the Ipurua stadium in Eibar, Spain on February 27, 2018. (Photo: Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>French rejoneadora (mounted bullfighter who uses a lance) Lea Vincens, 33, poses at the Aracena bullring in Huelva, southern Spain, on February 25, 2018. (Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Bullfighter

French rejoneadora (mounted bullfighter who uses a lance) Lea Vincens, 33, poses at the Aracena bullring in Huelva, southern Spain, on February 25, 2018. (Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Zahida, a Pakistani female police assistance sub-inspector (ASI), poses for a photograph at a police academy in Peshawar, Pakistan, on February 26, 2018. (Photo: Abdul Majeed/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Police officer

Zahida, a Pakistani female police assistance sub-inspector (ASI), poses for a photograph at a police academy in Peshawar, Pakistan, on February 26, 2018. (Photo: Abdul Majeed/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Canal locks operator Eyda Rios, 55, poses for pictures at the Panama Canal’s Pedro Miguel Locks on the outskirts of Panama City on February 26, 2018. (Photo: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Locks operator

Canal locks operator Eyda Rios, 55, poses for pictures at the Panama Canal’s Pedro Miguel Locks on the outskirts of Panama City on February 26, 2018. (Photo: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Sarah Achieng a 31-year-old professional boxer and sports administrator, poses after her training session at Kariobangi social hall gym in Nairobi on February 27, 2018. (Photo: Patricia Esteve/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Pro Boxer

Sarah Achieng a 31-year-old professional boxer and sports administrator, poses after her training session at Kariobangi social hall gym in Nairobi on February 27, 2018. (Photo: Patricia Esteve/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Carla Rozalen, 29, a helicopter pilot, poses for a picture in front of a Bell 412 twin-engine utility helicopter at the FAASA Group in Palma del Rio, Cordoba, on February 27, 2018. (Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Helicopter pilot

Carla Rozalen, 29, a helicopter pilot, poses for a picture in front of a Bell 412 twin-engine utility helicopter at the FAASA Group in Palma del Rio, Cordoba, on February 27, 2018. (Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Ran Namise, 24, a firefighter belonging to the command squad, poses in front of a fire engine at Kojimachi Fire Station in Tokyo on February 23, 2018. (Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Firefighter

Ran Namise, 24, a firefighter belonging to the command squad, poses in front of a fire engine at Kojimachi Fire Station in Tokyo on February 23, 2018. (Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Mai Ibrahim Al-Mesad, project manager of the maritime section of the Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway, at the construction site in Kuwait City on March 4, 2018. The Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway is considered one of the longest in the world, covering a distance of 37 kilometers between Kuwait City and Subbiy. (Photo: Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Construction project manager

Mai Ibrahim Al-Mesad, project manager of the maritime section of the Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway, at the construction site in Kuwait City on March 4, 2018. The Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway is considered one of the longest in the world, covering a distance of 37 kilometers between Kuwait City and Subbiy. (Photo: Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Israeli army sergeant Amit Malekin, 19, commander of a mobile rocket launcher, poses for a picture in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border between Israel and Syria on February 26, 2018. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Soldier

Israeli army sergeant Amit Malekin, 19, commander of a mobile rocket launcher, poses for a picture in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border between Israel and Syria on February 26, 2018. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Ana Cristina, 44, a tram driver for 20 years, poses for a portrait inside a tram in Lisbon, Spain, on February 28, 2018. (Photo: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Train driver

Ana Cristina, 44, a tram driver for 20 years, poses for a portrait inside a tram in Lisbon, Spain, on February 28, 2018. (Photo: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Kuwaiti “Chef Meshael” poses for a picture at her restaurant “LaMeShO” in the town of Mahboula, about 30 kilometres south of the capital, Kuwait City, on March 6, 2018. (Photo: Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Chef

Kuwaiti “Chef Meshael” poses for a picture at her restaurant “LaMeShO” in the town of Mahboula, about 30 kilometres south of the capital, Kuwait City, on March 6, 2018. (Photo: Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Elizabeth Spehar, United Nations special representative and head of the U.N. Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), poses for a picture after a Peace Medals ceremony at the old Nicosia airport in the U.N. buffer zone on February 22, 2018. (Photo: Amir Makar/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
U.N. peacekeeping official

Elizabeth Spehar, United Nations special representative and head of the U.N. Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), poses for a picture after a Peace Medals ceremony at the old Nicosia airport in the U.N. buffer zone on February 22, 2018. (Photo: Amir Makar/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Olga Silantyeva, 28, rescuer and driver in a rescue team, posing for a picture in the city of Fryazino, outside Moscow, on March 6, 2018. (Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Resuce worker

Olga Silantyeva, 28, rescuer and driver in a rescue team, posing for a picture in the city of Fryazino, outside Moscow, on March 6, 2018. (Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Carla Provost, acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, in her office at U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on March 7, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
US Border Patrol

Carla Provost, acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, in her office at U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on March 7, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

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