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U.S. Secretary of State's Award for Int'l Women of courage announced

2009-03-12 10:21:01 GMT2009-03-12 18:21:01 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (4th R) pose with recipients of this year's Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage in Washington March 11, 2009. They are (L-R) Mutabar Tadjibayeva of Uzbekistan, Veronika Marchenko of Russia, Wazhma Frogh of Afghanistan, Norma Cruz of Guatemala, Suaad Abbas Salman Allami of Iraq, Ambiga Sreenevasan of Malaysia and Hadizatou Mani of Niger. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

U.S. President Barack Obama signs an executive order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls at the White House in Washington March 11, 2009. At left is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) arrives for a ceremony announcing this year's recipients of the Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage in Washington March 11, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attend a ceremony announcing this year's recipients of the Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage in Washington March 11, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attend a ceremony announcing this year's recipients of the Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage in Washington March 11, 2009.

They are Mutabar Tadjibayeva of Uzbekistan, Veronika Marchenko of Russia, Wazhma Frogh of Afghanistan, Norma Cruz of Guatemala, Suaad Abbas Salman Allami of Iraq, Ambiga Sreenevasan of Malaysia and Hadizatou Mani of Niger.

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