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In this photo provided by Pakistan's Press Information Department, Pakistan's Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmad, left, administrates the oath of office to Ayesha Malik in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday. Malik is the first female judge to serve on Pakistan's Supreme Court. Press Information Department via AP hide caption

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Second gentleman Douglas Emhoff looks up as he tours an exhibition at the Petit Palais museum with French first lady Brigitte Macron and artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, right. Ian Langsdon/AP hide caption

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Doug Emhoff is America's first second gentleman. In Paris, he showed what that means

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Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg stands during a press conference with European Commission President on December 3, 2013 after a working session at the EU Headquarters in Brussels. GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Nordic Paradox

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The pay equity law was passed — perhaps not coincidentally — a year after female candidates won nearly half the seats in Iceland's parliament, which is housed in the Althingishus in Reykjavík. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Saying that not all businesses are following a current equal-pay standard, Iceland's Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson is moving to require companies to prove they pay equal amounts to male and female workers. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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