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50 Infectious Photos Of Girls Looking Joyful Around The World

Try not to smile back.

“Teenage girls will save the world,” “The future is female” ― whatever the catchphrase of the moment, the message is clear: There’s something unstoppable about the power of a young girl.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve rounded up 50 photos of girls looking joyful. The photos feature girls from Kenya to China to England, laughing, smiling, jumping and otherwise expressing happiness. And they’re positively infectious ― try to make it through without smiling back.

We may not know all of their circumstances, but in the sheer moment of unadulterated joy captured by a camera’s click, we can feel the power of their spirits.

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Tuvalu
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Tuvalu, Funafuti, close-up of schoolgirls laughing together in front of wall
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Iran
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SALAKH, IRAN - DECEMBER 23: Little girls laughing in the street on December 23, 2015 in Salakh, Qeshm Island, Iran. (Photo by Eric LAFFORGUE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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India
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CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA - 2011/12/23: Close portrait of a laughing little girl in a slum of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. (Photo by Marji Lang/LightRocket via Getty Images)
4
Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka, Colombo, portrait of 2 smiling schoolgirls
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Mauritius
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Mauritius, Trou Aux Biches, cheerful young school girls enjoying together while standing in front of wall and gesturing
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Philippines
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Philippines, Leyte, Ormoc, Albuera, Art in All of Us activities at the school in collaboration with the Red Pencil and the Red Cross; drawing activities
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Phillippines
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Philippines, Leyte, Ormoc, Albuera, Art in All of Us activities at the school in collaboration with the Red Pencil and the Red Cross; children playing in the rice paddies
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Kenya
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Kenya, Laikipia, Il Ngwesi, smiling girl in traditinal Manyatta village
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China
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This picture taken on March 21, 2015 shows a child feeding parrots in the Kunming Zoo in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Saint Lucia
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St Lucia, Canaries, group of girls running on school ground
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Eritrea
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Eritrea, Asmara, happy African girl tossing her braided hair against wall
12
England
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United Kingdom, England, London, Eltam, group of girls jumping in the air
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Bangladesh
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Children playing in mustered field on 2nd January 2015 in Munshigonj, Bangladesh. As winter deepens in this country that lies athwart the Tropic of Cancer, the landscape is coloured, across the country, with vast swathes of fields of Mustard, lending an impressive, almost magical quality to the almost endless views across the deltaic plains. (Photo by Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/NurPhoto) (Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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China
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In a picture taken on June 16, 2015, university students wait in line to receive their certificates during a graduation ceremony at the campus of Hebei Academy of Fine Arts in Xinle, Hebei province. A Chinese university has earned comparisons with Harry Potter's Hogwarts due to its bizarre castle campus, but local traditions supplied the magic at a Confucian-style ceremony for its degree graduates. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Israel
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TOPSHOT - Palestinian school girls smile to the camera as they come back home in their school bus on September 22, 2016 in Gaza City. / AFP / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ethiopia
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HARAR, ETHIOPIA - MARCH 04: Ethiopian girl in the street carrying a bag on her head, harari region, harar, Ethiopia on March 4, 2016 in Harar, Ethiopia. (Photo by Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Nepal
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An Indian girl of Nepali origin smiles as she prepares before performing during the inauguration of the Darjeeling Tea and Tourism Festival in the northern hill town of Darjeeling on December 20, 2012. The newly formed Gorkhaland territorial administration (GTA) organized the Darjeeling Tea and Tourism Festival (DTTF) to promote local tourism. AFP PHOTO / Diptendu DUTTA (Photo credit should read DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)
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China
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This picture taken on August 11, 2013 shows a child playing in a fountain to cool off as Shanghai continues to be hit by hotter than usual weather. A local health official on July 31 said at least 10 people have died of heatstroke during a record heat wave in Shanghai this summer. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mexico
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Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, close-up of a cheerful girl in straw hat, enjoying in front of a wall
20
Brunei
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Brunei Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan, portrait of schoolgirl wearing scarf and smiling
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Jamaica
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Jamaica, Kingston, elementary schoolgirls laughing outside school with students sitting in the background (MR)
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Djibouti
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Djibouti, Djibouti city, portrait of smiling schoolgirl with scarf
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United States
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UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 01: Kate Meredith, 10, of Arlington, in glasses, shares a laugh with fellow Scouts during a celebration of the Girl Scouts' 100th birthday in Cannon Caucus Room. The event featured addresses by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other Congressional leaders. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
24
Kuwait
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Kuwait, Kuwait City, portrait of 2 happy schoolgirls
25
Belize
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Belize, El Progreso, 3 girlfriends
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Sudan
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Sudan, Khartoum, close-up side view of African girls having fun
27
Bolivia
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Tarwachapi, Bolivia - April 15: Little Girl with a lamb in the Andes of Bolivia on April 15, 2016 in Tarwachapi, Bolivia. (Photo by Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty Images)
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Malawi
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Malawi, Lilongwe, Kauma Community Based Childcare Centre (CBCC), Art in All of Us activities, four children looking up and smiling and laughing
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Cuba
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Three Laughing Girls In Trinidad Cuba. (Photo By: MyLoupe/UIG Via Getty Images)
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Djibouti
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Djibouti, Djibouti city, portrait of 2 smiling girls playing
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Eritrea
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Eritrea, Asmara, two happy girls standing with arms around against wall
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Tanzania
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TANZANIA - FEBRUARY 06: Little girl, Kilwa Kivinje village in Tanzania on February 06, 2009. (Photo by Eric LAFFORGUE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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China
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MIANZHU, CHINA - APRIL 21: (CHINA OUT) Two girls laugh in front of makeshift houses at Hanwang Township, where an earthquake museum is being built serving as a memorial and a store of information of the Sichuan earthquake, on April 21, 2009 in Mianzhu of Sichuan Province, China. Many commemoration activities are being held to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake which struck on May 12, 2008 in Sichuan Province, claiming nearly 90,000 lives. Over 680 reconstruction projects, ranging from infrastructure to cultural and tourism sectors are under way to rebuild the quake-stricken areas almost one year after the disaster, and the Sichuan government said a total investment of around 248 billion US dollars would be needed for reconstruction. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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Libya
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Libya, Tripoli, 4 girls of mixed race laughing and hugging together
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France
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Reportage in Les Helices Vertes primary school in Cerny, France. Year 2 and year 3 pupils during break time. (Photo by: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images)
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Russia
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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Kids are seen as they laugh during the 5th International Clown Fest at Sokolniki Park in Moscow, Russia on September 14, 2014. (Photo by Nikita Shvetsov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Dominican Republic
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Two girls laugh while attending the 15th International Book Fair which takes place at the Culture Square in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on April 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ERIKA SANTELICES (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)
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Scotland
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FETTES COLLEGE - EDINBURGH - SCOTLAND - JUNE 2015 Girls during a physical education lesson on the playing fields at Fettes College. Fettes College is a private coeducational independent boarding and day school in Edinburgh, Scotland, with over two-thirds of its pupils in residence on campus. The school was founded by from a bequest of Sir William Fettes in 1870 and started admitting girls in 1970. It follows the English rather than Scottish education system and has nine houses. The main building was designed by David Bryce. (Photo by Peter Dench/Getty Images Reportage)
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Japan
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Children play with yellow ginkgo tree leaves in Tokyo on November 18, 2012. Local residents came out to admire some 150 ginkgo trees displaying their autumnal colors along the tree-lined promenade. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Togo
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African girl, Lome, Togo. (Photo by: Godong/UIG via Getty Images)
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Kabul
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Three young girls laugh as they huddle together when a biting cold wind sweeps over the Kabul hillsides, November 9, 2009. (Photo by Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
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Mongolia
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ULAN BATOR, MONGOLIA - AUGUST 20: Portrait of children playing on a playground in front of prefabricated concrete apartment blocks on August 20, 2010, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Social housing apartments in Mongolia. (Photo by Thomas Koehler/Photothek via Getty Images)
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Pakistan
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SHANDUR PASS, PAKISTAN - JULY 7: Pakistani girls share a laugh near the annual Shandur Polo Festival, July 7, 2007 on Shandur pass in Pakistan. The three day festival is the world's highest pitch at 3,810 meters surrounded by mountains from the Hindukush, Pamir and Karakoram ranges. The matches are played between the A, B, and C level teams from Gilgit and Chitral, traditional rival teams. It is believed that Polo was introduced in South Asia by the Muslim conquerors in the 13th century. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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China
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CHINA - MARCH 14: Children giggling in the playground of a primary school in Hong Ying Road, Xian, China has a one child policy to limit population, (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
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Australia
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Year 9 commerce students from Liverpool Girls High pictured during lunch break while they attend the Youth Financial Literacy Forum. Sonia Chand, 14, left on her phone, Sylvia Naidu, 14, centre, and Sital Kumar with her phone on the right, 16 May 2006. SMH NEWS Picture by BEN RUSHTON (Photo by Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)
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Nigeria
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Nigeria, Jos, Portrait of schoolgirls in their purple uniform, smiling and laughing, embracing each other
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Scotland
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DUMBARTON, SCOTLAND- OCTOBER 19: Traveller children, Jane, Rosella, and Natalie enjoy the school holidays in their caravan, Dumbarton, Scotland, on October 19 , 2004. The Commission of Racial Equality has reviewed how the travelling groups have been treated following complaints from the communities especially in planning, site provison and eviction of local areas. Trevor Phillips the chairman for the CRE has launched the review following the concerns about the approach of local councils. (Photo by Christopher Furlong /Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
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Bangladesh
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Three murong tribal girls are laughing. Bandarban, Bangladesh. February 13, 2007. (Photo by: Majority World/UIG via Getty Images)
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Laos
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HOYKHE VILLAGE, LUANG PRABANG, LAOS - 2003/06/01: Hoykhe Village, with 42 houses and 32 Hmong inhabitants, on the Mekong River 50 km north of Luang Prabang, is a popular stop for foreign tourists. The Blue Hmong (Mong Njua) are also known as the Black Meo, Flowery Meo or Striped Meo in Thai. Women in this minority tribe wear the distinctive indigo-dyed pleated skirt or kilt with a batik design. The Hmong or Mong prefer to locate their villages at high altitudes (1,000-1,200 m). They are the pioneers among primary-shifting cultivators. Rice and corn are the main subsistence crops, and opium is the principal cash crop. The Lao Government is trying to relocate the Hmong people from the forest and the highlands, to lowlands. The main reason is to stop them from growing opium, and to prevent rebellious anti-Government activities. The latter date back to the 1970's and were sponsored by the American CIA. This village was established in 1994. During the spring of 2003, the police confiscated all the rifles from the Hmong tribesmen, while other hill-tribes were allowed to keep theirs. (Photo by Gerhard Joren/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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Cuba
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CIENFUEGOS, CUBA, MARCH, 2003, School girls from Cienfuegos, Cuba celebrate their JosÄ Marti birthday holiday in March of 2003. (Photo by Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)
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