More than 10,000 women have fought in the Kurdish-Islamic State conflict in Syria. These mourners carry the body of 20-year-old Hanim Dabaan, killed in combat with Islamic State militants in the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobani, which has been under attack by ISIS for the last two months.
Women were first allowed to enroll in the US Marines (for clerical duty) in 1918. Over 300 of them entered the Corps that year, and they were immediately nicknamed the "Marinettes."
These are serious anarchists on the move.
Bea Cohen, now 104, used to "collect black widow spiders and sen[d] them to the University of Southern California so that their strong webs could be used in the crosshairs in the sites of submarine periscopes during the Second World War."
Johnson, a member of the El Paso-based 507th Maintenance Company, was captured and shot during the US Iraq invasion on March 23, 2003. In this picture, taken three months later, the First United Christian Church in Los Angeles honors her.
By V-Day, the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service had over 190,000 members in support roles for the British Army ranging from waitress and truck driver to searchlight and radar operator. Originally a volunteer service, the ATF eventually paid its women two-thirds the pay given to military men.