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Around the world in 9 photos: images of the day

Today’s images feature a rare astronomical event – a solar eclipse – that was viewed around Asia, International Women’s Day demonstrations, fashion in France and more.

A Bangladeshi Muslim woman watches a partial solar eclipse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Bangladeshi and Indian people in northeast and eastern coastal strip of the sub-continent viewed a partial solar eclipse as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday, briefly plunging cities into darkness and startling wildlife.
Image by AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

A Bangladeshi Muslim woman watches a partial solar eclipse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday. Bangladeshi and Indian people in northeast and eastern coastal strip of the sub-continent viewed a partial solar eclipse as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday, briefly plunging cities into darkness and startling wildlife.

The moon is obscuring part of the sun over flowers during a solar eclipse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
Image by AP Photo/Heng Sinith

The moon is obscuring part of the sun over flowers during a solar eclipse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday.

People look up at the sun wearing protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The rare astronomical event is being witnessed Wednesday along a narrow path that stretches across 12 provinces encompassing three times zones and about 40 million people.
Image by AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

People look up at the sun wearing protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday. The rare astronomical event is being witnessed Wednesday along a narrow path that stretches across 12 provinces encompassing three times zones and about 40 million people.

A partial solar eclipse is seen behind the 9th century Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The rare astronomical event is being witnessed Wednesday along a narrow path that stretches across 12 provinces encompassing three times zones and about 40 million people.
Image by AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi

A partial solar eclipse is seen behind the ninth century Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday.

A total solar eclipse is seen in Luwuk, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. A total solar eclipse was witnessed along a narrow path that stretched across Indonesia while in other parts of Asia a partial eclipse was visible.
Image by AP Photo/Irmansyah

A total solar eclipse is seen in Luwuk, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Wednesday. A total solar eclipse was witnessed along a narrow path that stretched across Indonesia while in other parts of Asia a partial eclipse was visible.

An activist attends a demonstration to mark International Women's Day, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. International Women's Day celebrated women and their accomplishments, but it also offered a stark reminder of the gender divides in rights, representation and pay.
Image by AP Photo/Andre Penner

An activist attends a demonstration to mark International Women’s Day, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, 8 March. International Women’s Day celebrated women and their accomplishments, but it also offered a stark reminder of the gender divides in rights, representation and pay.

Models wear creations as part of Chanel's Fall-winter 2016-2017 ready to wear collection presented in Paris, France, Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
Image by AP Photo/Francois Mori

Models wear creations as part of Chanel’s Fall-winter 2016-2017 ready to wear collection presented in Paris, France.

An Indian woman carries a sack of used plastic bottles to be sold at a recycled plant on the International Woman’s Day in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
Image by AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout

An Indian woman carries a sack of used plastic bottles to be sold at a recycled plant on the International Woman’s Day in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Tuesday.

A member of staff looking at Titian's Christ and the Adulteress which is on display as part of the In the Age of Giorgione exhibition, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Image by Yui Mok/PA Wire

A member of staff looking at Titian’s Christ and the Adulteress which is on display as part of the In the Age of Giorgione exhibition, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.