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Femen Protests Saudi Prohibition On Women Drivers...BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 28:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Activists from the women's rights-group Femen bare their breasts while protesting outside the Saudi embassy against the prohibition on women driving in Saudi Arabia on October 28, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. A small number of women in Saudi Arabia protested on Saturday against the ban on women driving, the Arab state is the only country in the world that prohibits women from driving a car.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Activists from the women’s rights group Femen protest outside the Saudi embassy in Berlin at the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia. A small number of women in Saudi Arabia protested on Saturday against the ban on women driving. The Arab state is the only country in the world that prohibits women from driving a car.

Women push themselves into a train carriage at Sudimara train station

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Women push themselves into a train carriage at Sudimara train station on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday

Iranian women pray during the Eid al-Fitr prayer in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr celebration marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

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Women at Eid al-Fitr prayers in Tehran, Iran, on Friday, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan

ndonesian Muslim women hold prayers on ...Indonesian Muslim women hold prayers on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta on July 9, 2013. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty.   AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRYADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images

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Indonesian Muslim women on Tuesday hold prayers at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan.

Egyptian protesters demonstrate against President Morsi in Tahrir square...epa03771073 Egyptian female protesters shout slogans against President Morsi, during a protest in Tahrir square, Cairo, Egypt, 02 July 2013. Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on 02 July criticized an ultimatum by the Egyptian military to resolve a deepening political crisis, as his supporters and opponents vowed to continue protesting. Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group has called on its supporters to take to the streets in support of the president.  Protesters opposed to Morsi began arriving at Tahrir Square and near the presidential palace, after opposition groups vowed to demonstrate until the president resigned.  EPA/ANDRE PAIN

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Female protesters in Egypt shout slogans against President Mohamed Morsi, during a protest in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday. Islamist Mr Morsi criticised an ultimatum by the Egyptian military to resolve a deepening political crisis, as his supporters and opponents vowed to continue protesting. Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood group has called on its supporters to take to the streets in support of the president. Protesters opposed to Mr Morsi began arriving at Tahrir Square and near the presidential palace, after opposition groups vowed to demonstrate until the president resigned. Read more

Former indentured housemaids, or "Kamalaris", dressed in traditional attires, attend a protest demanding rehabilitation and social security outside Singha Durbar office complex, which houses the Prime Minister's office and other ministries, in Kathmandu June 4, 2013. Kamalaris, who are sold as domestic labourers to work under landlords, often struggle with poverty and re-integration back into society after being freed from servitude, according to news reports.

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Former indentured housemaids, or ‘Kamalaris’, dressed in traditional attires, attend a protest demanding rehabilitation and social security outside the Singha Durbar office complex, which houses the prime minister’s office and other ministries, in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Kamalaris, who are sold as domestic labourers to work under landlords, often struggle with poverty and re-integration back into society after being freed from servitude. Read more

Hindu women carry Kalash during a religious procession locally known as Ganga Kalash Yatra in Ahmedabad...Hindu women carry Kalash, earthen pots containing sacred water with a coconut on top of them, during a religious procession locally known as Ganga Kalash Yatra in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad May 22, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

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Hindu women carry Kalash, earthen pots containing sacred water with a coconut on top, during a religious procession locally known as Ganga Kalash Yatra in India’s western city of Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro and Onil Castro appear in court in Cleveland,...Ariel Castro (R), Pedro Castro (C) and Onil Castro appear in court in Cleveland, Ohio, May 9, 2013. Ariel Castro, 52, a veteran school bus driver fired from his job last fall, was formally charged with kidnapping and raping the three women, who were rescued from his house on May 6 evening shortly before his arrest.  REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Ariel Castro (R), Pedro Castro (C) and Onil Castro appear in court in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday. Ariel Castro, 52, a veteran school bus driver was fired from his job last autumn, was formally charged with kidnapping and raping the three women, who were rescued from his house on Monday. Read more

Women collect water from a rain-water pond on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen

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Women collect water from a pond on the outskirts of Sanaa in Yemen

Female members of the Indonesian military attend a roll call to mark Kartini Day in Jakarta on April 22, 2013. The event is held to enhance integrity and solidarity for Indonesian women commemorating the birth of Raden Ajeng Kartini, an Indonesian heroine born in 1879, a pioneer in the emancipation of Indonesian women.

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Female members of the Indonesian military attend a roll call to mark Kartini day in Jakarta. The event is held to enhance integrity and solidarity for Indonesian women commemorating the birth of Raden Ajeng Kartini, born in 1879 and a pioneer in the emancipation of Indonesian women. Read more