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Women of Saudi Arabia

A Saudi woman swings at a park in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Reem Baeshen

A Saudi woman swings at a park in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Reem Baeshen

A Saudi woman swings at a park in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Reem Baeshen
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Female driver Azza Al Shmasani alights from her car after driving in defiance of the ban in Riyadh, June 22, 2011. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

Female driver Azza Al Shmasani alights from her car after driving in defiance of the ban in Riyadh, June 22, 2011. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

Female driver Azza Al Shmasani alights from her car after driving in defiance of the ban in Riyadh, June 22, 2011. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed
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Women take part in Glowork exhibition in Riyadh, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women take part in Glowork exhibition in Riyadh, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women take part in Glowork exhibition in Riyadh, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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Women work inside the first all-female call centre in the kingdom's security sector, in the holy city of Mecca, August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Women work inside the first all-female call centre in the kingdom's security sector, in the holy city of Mecca, August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Women work inside the first all-female call centre in the kingdom's security sector, in the holy city of Mecca, August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A woman pushes a stroller carrying her children in Riyadh, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

A woman pushes a stroller carrying her children in Riyadh, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

A woman pushes a stroller carrying her children in Riyadh, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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A woman speaks with a taxi driver to get a ride in Riyadh, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

A woman speaks with a taxi driver to get a ride in Riyadh, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

A woman speaks with a taxi driver to get a ride in Riyadh, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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Women arrive to a rally to celebrate the 87th annual National Day of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women arrive to a rally to celebrate the 87th annual National Day of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women arrive to a rally to celebrate the 87th annual National Day of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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Women teach children computer programming using robots connected with an application as part of Kcoderz social initiative launched by a Saudi couple, in Riyadh, July 29, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women teach children computer programming using robots connected with an application as part of Kcoderz social initiative launched by a Saudi couple, in Riyadh, July 29, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women teach children computer programming using robots connected with an application as part of Kcoderz social initiative launched by a Saudi couple, in Riyadh, July 29, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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Women read menus in a cafe in Riyadh, October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women read menus in a cafe in Riyadh, October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women read menus in a cafe in Riyadh, October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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Women run for cover from rain in Riyadh, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women run for cover from rain in Riyadh, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women run for cover from rain in Riyadh, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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Women members of the Saudi Shura Council attend a session chaired by King Salman, in Riyadh December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women members of the Saudi Shura Council attend a session chaired by King Salman, in Riyadh December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women members of the Saudi Shura Council attend a session chaired by King Salman, in Riyadh December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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A veiled woman enjoys a ride in the new Snow City at Al Othaim Mall in Riyadh, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

A veiled woman enjoys a ride in the new Snow City at Al Othaim Mall in Riyadh, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

A veiled woman enjoys a ride in the new Snow City at Al Othaim Mall in Riyadh, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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Women take part in Glowork exhibition in Riyadh, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women take part in Glowork exhibition in Riyadh, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Women take part in Glowork exhibition in Riyadh, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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Fawzia al-Harbi, a candidate for local municipal council elections, shows her candidate biography at a shopping mall in Riyadh November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Fawzia al-Harbi, a candidate for local municipal council elections, shows her candidate biography at a shopping mall in Riyadh November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Fawzia al-Harbi, a candidate for local municipal council elections, shows her candidate biography at a shopping mall in Riyadh November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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Veiled women work at a coffee shop in Tabuk, November 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

Veiled women work at a coffee shop in Tabuk, November 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

Veiled women work at a coffee shop in Tabuk, November 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity
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A female pharmacist (R) dispenses medicines at the International Medical Center in Jeddah, June 4, 2007. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

A female pharmacist (R) dispenses medicines at the International Medical Center in Jeddah, June 4, 2007. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

A female pharmacist (R) dispenses medicines at the International Medical Center in Jeddah, June 4, 2007. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil
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Women who are part of Saudi Arabia's first female Olympic athlete contingent take part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Women who are part of Saudi Arabia's first female Olympic athlete contingent take part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Women who are part of Saudi Arabia's first female Olympic athlete contingent take part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
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A saleswoman works in a boutique at a mall in Jeddah, January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

A saleswoman works in a boutique at a mall in Jeddah, January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil

A saleswoman works in a boutique at a mall in Jeddah, January 9, 2012. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil
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A veiled worker fills a can with olive oil at a factory for pickling olives in Tabuk, October 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity

A veiled worker fills a can with olive oil at a factory for pickling olives in Tabuk, October 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity

A veiled worker fills a can with olive oil at a factory for pickling olives in Tabuk, October 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity
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Women prepare their painting tools during an activity for national drawings in Jeddah, October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity

Women prepare their painting tools during an activity for national drawings in Jeddah, October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity

Women prepare their painting tools during an activity for national drawings in Jeddah, October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Al Hwaity
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A veiled woman wearing a badge with a portrait of Saudi King Abdullah browses a book at the Riyadh International Book Fair, March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

A veiled woman wearing a badge with a portrait of Saudi King Abdullah browses a book at the Riyadh International Book Fair, March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

A veiled woman wearing a badge with a portrait of Saudi King Abdullah browses a book at the Riyadh International Book Fair, March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed
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Women shop at Al-Hayatt mall in Riyadh, February 15, 2012. Single men are not allowed into the mall, which is accessible only to families and single women. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

Women shop at Al-Hayatt mall in Riyadh, February 15, 2012. Single men are not allowed into the mall, which is accessible only to families and single women. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

Women shop at Al-Hayatt mall in Riyadh, February 15, 2012. Single men are not allowed into the mall, which is accessible only to families and single women. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed
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