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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 03:40 AM
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The "Women Of The Egyptian Revolution" Compilation Being Made by Leil-Zahra Mortada.(Dialup Warning)
Edited on Sun Jan-30-11 04:16 AM by Turborama
These pictures come via an album being put together in Facebook by Leil-Zahra Mortada.

For everyone who has been asking where the women of Egypt are! Im trying to compile all the photos with Egyptian women in them.

A homage to all those women out there fighting, and whose voices and faces are hidden from the public eye!

p.s. few of these photos were compiled by me, the rest were sent by people from all over after I published the album! Im so grateful for everyone who is sending me photos and links, tagging me..etc.

p.s. 2 Im trying to confirm that all of these photos are from Egypt, if I publish any by mistake, forgive me! All revolutions are one in the end!

If you have photos of women during the Egyptian revolution, please send me a link, or a message! The album seems to be picking up quite fast! Lets pay these women and the people of Egypt the tribute they deserve for inspiring all of us!

And here is a collection of photos dedicated to the women of Tunisia (from Le Monde - thanks to Raida)

http://ow.ly/3MDyZ





































Relatives of Egyptian demonstrator Mustafa Samer, grieve during his funeral in Cairo
on January 29


Check here for more: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=493689677675&id=...

AJ English just reported that Twitter messages are saying that a lot more women will be coming out today as a many of the men have been up for several days and need a rest.
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Mojeoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 03:59 AM
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1. Bless you Turbo, These pictures are stunning, These Women are Heroines of the World!
I was trying to get these pictures off of Face Book and onto DU, but I couldn't figure out how. I'm so glad that everyone on DU can see them now.
My daughter and I looked at these photos together and we cried with joy and fear for these brave Angels of the revolution.
Everyone of their faces shines with an energy of walking the talk of integrity, honesty, decency and the dream of a free future.

God is Great..............Keep them safe!
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 05:39 AM
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2. KNR. Hearts and minds.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 06:49 AM
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3. I was just putting that together Turborama.
Got tired of the bigoted question and started putting it together earlier today but had to leave for awhile.

Saved me the work, so thanks for the thread.

I also have a tweet that was going to go with it. Will go find it and post it here.

Amazing the ignorance about other cultures sometimes in this country. But I blame Fox for that, and the rest of the MSM. However, people have an obligation to do their own research.

The 'women' question seems to be a 'talking point' as it just keeps popping up. I was going to use my thread to produce as soon as it did. I got tired posting photos every time I saw the question.

I probably have a few more photos to add also
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 07:41 AM
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4. I agree
That was my reason for posting it.

I think this must be doing the rounds on Twitter as it's had 1,209 views so far and 15 recs which seems a bit unbalanced.

Looking forward to seeing the tweet and the photos you've got.

:hi:
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 07:56 AM
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5. Can't find the tweet, but it said that the WOMEN
would be leading the protests tomorrow as the men were tired after protesting and protecting them all night.

You have some of the pics I had, but I'll post the ones I have that you don't have ~
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 07:59 AM
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6. .
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:01 AM
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7. Eight year old girl lectures Murbarak:
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:08 AM
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9. Sad


This is a relative of the man who was shot in the head ~
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:09 AM
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10. You can see the women in the crowd here also
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 04:09 PM
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22. OMG That is an awesome find!
Edited on Sun Jan-30-11 04:19 PM by Turborama
Here's the YouTube link to help it go viral: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn1faq0iwRw

ETA I've added it to the videos forum, too: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

:hi:
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:14 PM
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31. Lol, even a child gets it, and a little girl too.
Edited on Sun Jan-30-11 08:23 PM by sabrina 1
I loved it but didn't have a Utube link. Thanks so much for adding it to the video forum. She is pretty smart, I love the end where she whispers that he shouldn't trust his own people ~ :-) She was so cute!

I was going to include that in the thread on women along with the tweet, supplied below by EFerarri as I had lost it. Maybe the woman who is putting together the album on FB could include it, and the tweet. I get so sick of that question.

There were so many women involved in the Tunisian revolution also. Every kind of woman, young, old, wearing all kinds of different clothes. I guess you don't see what you don't want to see.

Here's more footage from Grit TV in which there are plenty of women participating. Might be able to get some stills from this, and/or put it on Utube also.http://grittv.org/2011/01/27/cairo-egypt-tunisia-protes...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:35 AM
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12. Here's one:
RT @raljowder: #Egyptian women announcing: they will lead the demo today as men were protecting them at night and need to rest #Egypt #Jan25
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:51 AM
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13. Thank you, that's it, and there are plenty of women bloggers also
helping to organize and spreading the word and reporting to the world what is going on there.

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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:02 AM
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8. Huge K&R n/t
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:29 AM
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11. Iconic images
Several of these would make excellent covers for Time.
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wovenpaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 09:00 AM
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14. Excellent! Thanks.
I have read that the women are leading the demonstrations today (in the myriad of twitter msgs)!
I send energy and blessings for their strength. I have no words...
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polly7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 01:33 PM
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15. Great work! K & R n/t.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 01:44 PM
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16. "Women's work."
Edited on Sun Jan-30-11 01:44 PM by blondeatlast
Perhaps there aren't throngs of women out on the streets as many seem to wish. But while those women are home watching the kids, who's to say they aren't monitoring the situation at home. Crowds that large can't communicate with each other easily in different areas--someone is somewhere observing at a distance and possibly coordinating things.

The protesters are tired and hungry, too--just because Egyptian women aren't out en masse on the streets doesn't mean they aren't making a contribution. Cooking, keeping the house, and taking care of the kids are DAMN important jobs--and it's insulting to anyone who chooses to do so for us to think that they aren't.

Now is a good time to consider the importance of "women's work," no matter who is doing it.

Edit: typo.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 03:18 PM
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21. They are, they're blogging and tweeting
and helping to organize. I was surprised by the question frankly as I noticed many women in the photos from the beginning, even women wearing burqas, some in western clothes etc. It was wonderful, showing that this truly is about basic human rights that they have all been denied.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 04:24 PM
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24. Having traveled in Malaysia for some time, as well as my ex sis-in-law
being Iranian, I think many of us Western women would be surprised at the strength of many Muslim women--even SOME (though certainly not all) who choose to wear burqas and the hijab. I know I was--including a lawyer I know here in the US who wears a burqa (sans face covering).
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 01:47 PM
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17. I like that pic of the 2 gals on the tank!
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 02:25 PM
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18. Thanks for posting!
K&R
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 02:31 PM
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19. saw lots of women in the crowds on the news. Sometimes the camera focuses on the
men climbing on the tanks but when they pan to the wider crowd, you see lots of women
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 02:36 PM
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20. like code pink
those women have more balls than the entire Republican party.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 04:17 PM
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23. Thank you so much for this thread. K&R n/t
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catchnrelease Donating Member (359 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 05:10 PM
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25. My favorite
Is the older woman holding up a flag. She looks like she's ready to open a can of whoop-ass on the police guy. Look at the men in the background, I imagine them thinking "Don't go over there!"

Thanks for posting these pictures!
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 05:14 PM
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26. Wonderful addition to all the great posts you've been doing
K&R
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 05:44 PM
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27. Just Fabulous!
Thanks for posting - a real eye opener!
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 06:21 PM
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28. they will all be in bags an locked up the day after the Revolution..
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 07:11 PM
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29. What a disgusting thing to say. You really have a problem with Muslims, don't you.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:28 PM
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32. Not if the world helps them, starting with the U.S. and rejects
any efforts for the dictator to stay in power now that the people have spoken so clearly.

But, you are right, this could be another Tiananmen Square if the world turns away from the people.

It is all the more reason now why the U.S Government must cut off all support for the man who we know will crack down on the protestors, using torture and imprisonment and death to get revenge as soon as the cameras go away and if he is left in power.

The U.S. and the other western nations have a moral obligation to the people of Egypt NOT to continue to support this dictator.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:37 PM
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33. No, he meant something else
Edited on Sun Jan-30-11 08:51 PM by Turborama
Think "bags" = burkas - possibly body bags, but if so that means he thinks they'd be killed just for being women. Because Muslim men randomly kill women once they get rid of a dictator? :shrug:

&

"Locked up" = housebound. Because Muslim men "lock up" the women as soon as they get rid of a dictator, apparently.

I'd like him to come and correct me if I'm wrong...
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 10:25 PM
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37. Well that would be pretty pathetic.
He can explain if he wishes. I assumed he meant that they would be slaughtered for rising up against the dictator, which I am afraid is almost a guarantee. That is how dictators stay in power and if the U.S. allows it to happen, they will be as responsible as he will be.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 10:26 PM
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38. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator.
 
sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:00 PM
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30. Love these photos ~
:kick:
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:39 PM
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34. k&r thanks nt
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devils chaplain Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 08:44 PM
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35. Pic
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 09:24 PM
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36. Beautiful and moving. Thank you, Turborama. Rec. nt
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 11:29 PM
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39. Mothers of the Revolution
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-11 11:34 PM
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40. Great pics!
Thanks!
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 11:32 PM
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41. Hatshepsut Is Looking Out From Her Tomb and Smiling
The first woman Pharaoh, Hatshepsut, is probably looking out from her famous tomb and is beaming with pride at her daughters. Hatshepsut was famous for leading Egyptian troops into battle herself, and was an excellent warrior.

Sekhmet and Isis bless them!

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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 11:45 PM
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42. 189 women in those photos. Out of thousands, tens of thousands on the streets.
I know I'm going to get majorly slammed here but I counted every single woman, and several of those photos are of the same women except from a different angle, but no mind - I counted them AGAIN - and there are still a miniscule fraction of women in these photos. And we don't even know for sure if all of these photos are from this revolution - the FB author admits this.

I believe we are not doing great service for ourselves as "truth tellers" when we distort what is obvious on the screen.

While I applaud these brave women, I am afraid of their disenfranchisement in the future. There are far too few of them in these crowds as much as we desperately want it to be different.

I see the same crowd shots as anyone else and there is a very (VERY) small percentage of women compared to the men. I've seen the posts that decry any pointing out this truth as somehow "bigoted" but there are larger issues here for the women of Egypt, and this feminist is worried.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-31-11 11:47 PM
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43. Why are you "worried" exactly?
Edited on Mon Jan-31-11 11:51 PM by Turborama
What do you know about Egyptian society and politics that makes you "worried"? What is generating your "worry"?

May I suggest you listen to Ms. Mona Eltahawy, a well respected and award winning Egyptian journalist?

Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

And here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

And check out her blog: http://www.monaeltahawy.com/blog /

Hopefully she can help assuage your worry....
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 12:18 AM
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46. I'm worried that Egyptian women are already tacitly agreeing to "subservient" roles.
I'm worried that the women of Egypt, by NOT appearing in force, indicates to the religious fundamentalist fringe groups waiting to seize power, that the women of Egypt ARE subservient - and thus are marginalized like in Iran. If they aren't seen as part of the change, they will not be accorded any power in the change.

Unseen women, invisible women, women shrouded in burkhas tend to be accorded second class status. I have deep unease. My experience with Muslim women leads me to believe that they aren't the most ferocious advocates for their rights. Oh sure, there are those few who were stalwart, but the vast majority acquiesce and I fear for the them. Neda was a powerful woman, with a powerful image in her death. But ultimately, her voice wasn't "powerful" enough because other women didn't immediately jump out to protest her singular death (I'm not talking about female pundits, I mean the masses of women who could/would/should have cried out in vengeance).

Power vacuums (and I believe that's a reasonable expectation WHEN Mubarrek steps down) tend to favor those who have the most insistent voices and powerful presence. Women who are invisible will not be factored in.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 12:31 AM
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48. They are appearing in force, you're just basing your fear on a bunch of photos
Edited on Tue Feb-01-11 12:32 AM by Turborama
And assumptions about what happens in Muslim countries.

Anyone who's been following the live TV feeds will see there have been plenty of women out there.

You should go to those links I provided, hopefully they will help to assuage your "fear".
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 12:03 AM
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44. Here's a link to a slideshow with 15 more photos of women
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 12:39 AM
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49. Excellent slideshow, thanks for sharing! ^^^MUST SEE^^^
Unfortunately, it's impossible to use the pictures' urls and post them here.

:hi:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 12:11 AM
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45. Thank you. K&R. (nt)
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 12:24 AM
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47. amazing pictures
I don't know how I missed this thread yesterday :applause:

:kick:
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-01-11 05:37 PM
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50. Off Topic, but regarding photos
Earlier today when flipping thru cable channels
I saw on the screen a photo in Cairo, Egyptians where holding a HUGE banner that said: "Yes We Can TOO "
Anyone know if that was from today?
Or from the rally when Obama was there giving his speech?


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