Kerry Hosts International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony...

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Dr. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin of Nigeria is hugged by US First Lady... News PhotoAdult,Government,Horizontal,Michelle Obama,Nigeria,Politics,Secretary Of State,US State Department,USA,Washington DC,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPDr. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin of Nigeria is hugged by US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) as she is presented with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award inside the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the US Department of State March 8, 2013, in Washington. The Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award annually recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk. Since the inception of this award in 2007, the Department of State has honored 67 women from 45 different countries. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)