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Norway’s Prime Minister and leader of party Hoyre Erna Solberg speaks during an election vigil in Oslo, after the regional elections in Norway, in September 2015. (Photo: Reuters) 

Photo Feature: The Women Who Run The World

Quint Lens curates a series of photographs of elected female representatives voted into power across the world.

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On 20 July 1960, the world’s first female leader was elected to power. Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, elected Sirimavo Bandaranaike as the Prime Minister of the country on that day; 56 years later, elected female leaders are far from the stuff of myth and legend, and yet, we have a long way to go before we accept them as the more meritorious, people’s choice wherever they do win, without stressing on the fact that they are in fact, female.

On this occasion, Quint Lens curates a series of photographs created by Reuters of elected female representatives that have been voted into power across the world, as an ode to what they represent for women’s movements, and to the slow but sure shift in perspectives towards women.

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(All photos and caption text have been taken from Reuters.)

Quint Lens is a selection of the most vivid imagery created by our in-house pool of talent, and from across the web, created and curated with an eye on for that Quintessential twist. In this section, you can find some of the most refreshing camera and mobile photography documenting current news events, the history and everyday culture of India and the world, heartbreaking stories that can only be conveyed through pictures, celebrations and revolutions; basically, anything that simply needs to be CliQed!

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