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The highlights of TEDWomen 2013, in pictures

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In one of the most exciting moments of TEDWomen 2013, Ingoma Nshya — the first female drumming troupe in Rwanda — took the stage to show off their percussion chops. “It’s been forbidden for many centuries for women to drum, to even touch the drums,” said group founder Odile Gakire “Kiki” Katese. “We broke the taboo with the genocide … Drumming came easily because women were rebuilding the country.” Photo: Marla Aufmuth

TEDWomen 2013 brought so many moments of delight. In session 1, Jessica Matthews showed us how a jumprope could generate electricity. In session 2, Rupal Patel revealed an incredible system to give an authentic voice to those who are unable to speak. And in session 3, Esta Soler explained how the Polaroid camera was an incredible weapon in fighting domestic violence. Throughout it all, the TEDWomen audience provided hearty claps and whoops of approval, as they took in the slate of incredible talks.

Here, a look at TEDWomen in photos. Read lots more coverage of the event »

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Diana Nyad — who swam 110 miles from Cuba to Florida at age 64 — got a standing ovation from the crowd after an incredibly moving talk. Her message: “If you believe in perseverance as a great human quality, you find your way.” Photo: Marla Aufmuth

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Comedian Maysoon Zayid showed the TEDWomen audience that it’s okay to laugh at tough stuff. “I’ve got 99 problems, and [cerebral] palsy is just one,” she says. Photo: Marla Aufmuth

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During the breaks of TEDWomen, attendees gathered in the hall for snacks … and Google Glass demonstrations. Photo: Marla Aufmuth

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In the 1960s, computer programmer Dame Stephanie Shirley noticed that she got a lot more freelance work when she went by the name “Steve.” So this trailblazer started a software company for women. “We did start letting in the men, as long as they were good enough,” she says with a wink. Photo: Marla Aufmuth

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TEDWomen 2013 took place in the SFJAZZ Center, the first venue in San Francisco built for jazz. Photo: Marla Aufmuth

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Dava Newman has created a slim-fitting compression space suit, called BioFit, to let astronauts move around better in space. Bonus: It could be used here on Earth to help kids with cerebral palsy gain mobility. The suit is shown here on a model. Photo: Marla Aufmuth

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Poet Azure Antoinette closed TEDWomen 2013 with the poem “Inner Voice.” Photo: Marla Aufmuth

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The night before TEDWomen, the Paley Center hosted a party where seven classic TEDWomen speakers shared what’s happened since their talk. Here, speaker Angela Patton — who held a father-daughter dance in prison — hugs her dad, while host Pat Mitchell smiles at right. Photo: Marla Aufmuth

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TED Fellow Bora Yoon opened TEDWomen 2013 with an ethereal performance that made use of a cellphone, her voice and a gramophone horn. Photo: Marla Aufmuth

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    • Dr Frank Saidu commented on Jan 28 2014

      Dear partner,

      I know that this letter may come to you as a surprise, I got your contact address from the computerized search.My name is Dr Frank Saidu, I am the Bill and

      Exchange (assistant) Manager of Bank of Africa Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of Ten million Four hundred thousand United State of American dollars(10.4MILLION USA DOLLARS) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer Mr Kurt Kuhle from Alexandra Egypt who died along with his family in Siber airline that crashed into

      sea at Isreal on 4th October 2001.

      Since I got information about his death I have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we can not release it unless somebody applies for it as the next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines, but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or

      relation died alongside with him in the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the It is therefore upon this discovery that I decided to make this business proposal

      to you and release the money to you as next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don’t want the money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

      Am contacting you because our deceased customer is a foreigner and a Burkinabe can not stand as a next of kin to foreign customer.
      The banking guidelines stipulate that the fund should be transferred
      into the bank treasury after (12) years if nobody is coming for the claim.

      I have agreed that 33% of this money will be for you as foreign partner in respect to the provision of your account for the transfer, 2% will be set aside for expenses that might occurred during the business and 65% would be for me, after which I shall visit your country

      (FILL THIS FORM BELLOW AND RESEND IT TO ME WITH THIS

      1) Your Full Name….
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      3) Marital Status……
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      Yours sincerely,
      Dr Frank Saidu.

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    • Dr Frank Saidu commented on Jan 28 2014

      Dear partner,

      I know that this letter may come to you as a surprise, I got your contact address from the computerized search.My name is Dr Frank Saidu, I am the Bill and

      Exchange (assistant) Manager of Bank of Africa Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of Ten million Four hundred thousand United State of American dollars(10.4MILLION USA DOLLARS) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer Mr Kurt Kuhle from Alexandra Egypt who died along with his family in Siber airline that crashed into

      sea at Isreal on 4th October 2001.

      Since I got information about his death I have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we can not release it unless somebody applies for it as the next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines, but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or

      relation died alongside with him in the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the It is therefore upon this discovery that I decided to make this business proposal

      to you and release the money to you as next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don’t want the money to go into the bank treasury as unclaimed bill.

      Am contacting you because our deceased customer is a foreigner and a Burkinabe can not stand as a next of kin to foreign customer.
      The banking guidelines stipulate that the fund should be transferred
      into the bank treasury after (12) years if nobody is coming for the claim.

      I have agreed that 33% of this money will be for you as foreign partner in respect to the provision of your account for the transfer, 2% will be set aside for expenses that might occurred during the business and 65% would be for me, after which I shall visit your country

      (FILL THIS FORM BELLOW AND RESEND IT TO ME WITH THIS

      1) Your Full Name….
      2) Your Age…..
      3) Marital Status……
      4) Your Cell Phone Number…
      5) Your Fax Number….
      6) Your Country…….
      7) Your Occupation….
      8) Sex…………
      9) Your Religion……
      10) Your Private E-mail Address..

      for disbursement according to the percentage as indicated.

      Please I would like you to keep this transaction confidential and as
      a top secret as you may wish to know that I am a bank official.

      please reply me through my private e-mail addressee (drfrank_saidu001@voila.fr )

      Yours sincerely,
      Dr Frank Saidu.