Skiers free-ride down a slope despite a high avalanche risk, at the ski resort in Val-d'Isere, in the French Alps, on March 2, 2014. Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two young Afghan women, Shopirai Otmonkhel and Zahra Karimi Nooristani, hold the Afghan flag on an unnamed peak in Panjshir. They were among 13 Afghan girls and young women who took part in a 16-day climbing expedition in northeast Afghanistan. Courtesy of Emilie Drinkwater/Ascend hide caption

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