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17 January 2012

Women world leaders: in pictures

The world's 18 female prime ministers and presidents.

By Alice Gribbin

Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President, Incumbent since 2007

Australia, Julia Gillard, Prime Minister, 2010

Bangladesh, Hasina Wazed, Prime Minister, 2009

Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, President, 2011

Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, President, 2010

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Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister, 2011

Finland, Tarja Halonen, President, 2000

Germany, Angela Merkel, Chancellor, 2005

Iceland, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Prime Minister, 2009

India, Pratibha Patil, President, 2007

Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller, Prime Minister, 2012

Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, President, 2011

Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, 2006

Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, President, 2009

Mali, Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, Prime Minister, 2011

Slovakia, Iveta Radičová, Prime Minister, 2010

Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister, 2010

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