Former first lady Laura Bush addresses the "Leadership in the AIDS Response for Women" special session during the International AIDS Conference at the Washington Convention Center on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The panel stressed that AIDS cannot be defeated without the empowerment of women at every level,  local, national, and international. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

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Former first lady Laura Bush addresses the "Leadership in the AIDS Response for Women" special session during the International AIDS Conference at the Washington Convention Center on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The panel stressed that AIDS cannot be defeated without the empowerment of women at every level, local, national, and international. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)