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The photographs provided here are licensed by the copyright holder under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

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As required by CC BY-NC, a photo credit shall appear (i) in a type no smaller than that of related text, and (ii) adjacent to or within each image or together with other similar credits and attributions, if the work in which the Image was used includes all such notices in a single place whenever published or displayed by Client, and such credit shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements of CC BY-NC. The photo credit for all collections shall appear as follows: Courtesy of [photographer name]/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment. Some rights reserved.

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