First Lady Michelle Obama, seated between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and award recipient Aneesa Ahmed of Maldives at the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the US State Department, leads the crowd in a cheer of "Happy Women's Day!" The prestigious Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage 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. [Getty Images]
Aneesa Ahmed of Maldives, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the US State Department. [Reuters Pictures]
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama are seated at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2012, where they presented the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards, on the 101st Anniversary of International Women's Day. [AP Photo]WIN. You can watch the 2012 International Women of Courage Ceremony here. The transcript is available here.