Marie Curie was a woman before her time. Born in 1867, in Poland, she was a genius in physics and in chemistry; she is the first woman ever to receive a Nobel Prize and the only woman in history to receive two Nobel Prizes.
Maasai Wedding Day, KenyaPhotograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela FisherA single tear marks the moment of farewell for lavishly beaded Nosianai as she leaves her family home in the Loita Hills of southern Kenya. Wedding-day tears may express true sadness among Maasai girls, who submit to arranged marriages with much older men whom they barely know.
Sniper Sergeant Rosa Georgivna Shanina poses with her rifle on April 2, 1944. She scored 54 confirmed kills, including 12 of enemy snipers. She fell in action on January 28, 1945 during operations in East Prussia.