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Let women drive, Saudi king urged

A leading women's rights activist in Saudi Arabia writes an open letter to King Abdullah, urging him to lift a ban on women drivers

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    10/24/2013 - 5:53 am | View Link
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    10/9/2013 - 8:03 pm | View Link
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    10/26/2013 - 7:32 am | View Website
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