Children playing in the streets of Kandahar, Afghanistan. © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com

Children playing in the streets of Kandahar, Afghanistan. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

  President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC.   © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

  Women listen intently during a class at a reading center in Karachi, Pakistan.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com

Women listen intently during a class at a reading center in Karachi, Pakistan. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stands in the pouring rain after addressing the crowd at the "Stop the Lockout" rally at Upper Senate Park in Washington DC.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com      

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stands in the pouring rain after addressing the crowd at the "Stop the Lockout" rally at Upper Senate Park in Washington DC. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

 

  Kinzang, (just one name) 42, takes aim during a friendly match outside the capitol city of Thimphu, Bhutan.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com

Kinzang, (just one name) 42, takes aim during a friendly match outside the capitol city of Thimphu, Bhutan. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

  Tom Hall, 65, has been a cook for eleven years at Chick and Ruth's Delly on Main Street in Annapolis, Md. He pauses during the morning breakfast rush to say the Pledge of Allegiance.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com

Tom Hall, 65, has been a cook for eleven years at Chick and Ruth's Delly on Main Street in Annapolis, Md. He pauses during the morning breakfast rush to say the Pledge of Allegiance. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

  Lost Daughters: Sex Selection in India: Neelam Chaturvedi, left, co-founder of the women's advocacy group Sakhi Kendra in Kanpur, India, comforts Aradhana Rawat, 17, who lives at the Sakhi Kendra home in Kanpur. Sahki Kendra is sheltering the doe-eyed young woman, whose father would tie her to a bed and sexually abuse her. At one point, he tried to slit her throat with a machete.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com

Lost Daughters: Sex Selection in India: Neelam Chaturvedi, left, co-founder of the women's advocacy group Sakhi Kendra in Kanpur, India, comforts Aradhana Rawat, 17, who lives at the Sakhi Kendra home in Kanpur. Sahki Kendra is sheltering the doe-eyed young woman, whose father would tie her to a bed and sexually abuse her. At one point, he tried to slit her throat with a machete. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

  Lost Daughters: Sex Selection in India: A beggar woman shares the sidewalk with a stray dog while a man waves her away. Women are an endangered species in India. ''Raising a daughter'', said an old Punjabi saying, ''is like watering your neighbor's garden.'' In the last 20 years India has lost about 10 million girls to sex selection.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com

Lost Daughters: Sex Selection in India: A beggar woman shares the sidewalk with a stray dog while a man waves her away. Women are an endangered species in India. ''Raising a daughter'', said an old Punjabi saying, ''is like watering your neighbor's garden.'' In the last 20 years India has lost about 10 million girls to sex selection. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

  Trail of Tears: Fighting Obstetric Fistula in Ethiopia: Nurses and Dr. Andrew Browning hold down Alem while she bravely gets a spinal block before her surgery. She is a beautiful and babbly 7-year-old who was raped by a family friend on her way to school.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com      

Trail of Tears: Fighting Obstetric Fistula in Ethiopia: Nurses and Dr. Andrew Browning hold down Alem while she bravely gets a spinal block before her surgery. She is a beautiful and babbly 7-year-old who was raped by a family friend on her way to school. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

 

  Trail of Tears: Fighting Obstetric Fistula in Ethiopia: A fistula patient goes through the 30-minute surgery under local anesthesia in the simple but clean operating theatre.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com

Trail of Tears: Fighting Obstetric Fistula in Ethiopia: A fistula patient goes through the 30-minute surgery under local anesthesia in the simple but clean operating theatre. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

  Nigeria's Polio Nightmare: Polio has left crippled footprints on the roads of Nigeria. Polio is a highly infectious virus that can cripple those children that it does not kill. This young child crawls through the streets on crippled legs, showing the tragic effects of polio.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com      

Nigeria's Polio Nightmare: Polio has left crippled footprints on the roads of Nigeria. Polio is a highly infectious virus that can cripple those children that it does not kill. This young child crawls through the streets on crippled legs, showing the tragic effects of polio. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

 

  Nigeria's Polio Nightmare: UMAR, 8, stands with the help of a crutch, in the guinea fowl house at his home in Kano, Nigeria.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com      

Nigeria's Polio Nightmare: UMAR, 8, stands with the help of a crutch, in the guinea fowl house at his home in Kano, Nigeria. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

 

  The War Within: Melissa Bania holds her banner, before hanging it on the foot bridge across from the entrance to Naval Station San Diego. US Navy Military Sexual Trauma survivors got together to make banners inscribed with their sexual assault experiences in the US Navy.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com

The War Within: Melissa Bania holds her banner, before hanging it on the foot bridge across from the entrance to Naval Station San Diego. US Navy Military Sexual Trauma survivors got together to make banners inscribed with their sexual assault experiences in the US Navy. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

  The War Within: Gary Noling stands in his daughter Carrie's bedroom on the anniversary of her suicide. Carrie Goodwin suffered severe retaliation after reporting her rape to her US Marine commanders. Five days after she was sent home with a bad conduct discharge, she drank herself to death.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com

The War Within: Gary Noling stands in his daughter Carrie's bedroom on the anniversary of her suicide. Carrie Goodwin suffered severe retaliation after reporting her rape to her US Marine commanders. Five days after she was sent home with a bad conduct discharge, she drank herself to death. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

  The War Within: Military lawyers from the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard testify during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. The hearing was held to discuss sexual assaults in the US Armed Forces.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com

The War Within: Military lawyers from the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard testify during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. The hearing was held to discuss sexual assaults in the US Armed Forces. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com

  The War Within:  TSgt. Jennifer Norris, who was drugged and raped by her recruiter after joining the US Air Force when she was 21-years-old, is comforted by Nancy Parrish, President of Protect Our Defenders, as she breaks down after testifying before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill.  © Mary F. Calvert/ ZUMAPRESS.com

The War Within:  TSgt. Jennifer Norris, who was drugged and raped by her recruiter after joining the US Air Force when she was 21-years-old, is comforted by Nancy Parrish, President of Protect Our Defenders, as she breaks down after testifying before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. © Mary F. Calvert/ZUMAPRESS.com