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1: Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is the most powerful woman in the world right now, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. The ranking is a combination of two scores: visibility--by press mentions--and the size of the organization or country the women lead. REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet

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2: U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is second. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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3: Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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4: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is third. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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5: International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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6: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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7: General Motors chief executive Mary Barra. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio/Pool

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8: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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9: Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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10: IBM CEO Virginia Rometty. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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11: South Korean President Park Geun-hye. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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12: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

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13: PepsiCo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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14: Oprah Winfrey. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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15: Kraft Foods CEO Irene Rosenfeld. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

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16: CEO of Brazil's state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro Maria das Gracas Silva Foster. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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17: Beyonce. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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18: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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19: Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

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20: Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman. REUTERS/David McNew

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21: Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn A. Hewson. REUTERS/Neil Hall

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22: Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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23: UN Development Program Administrator Helen Clark. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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