The veil behind the wheel in Saudi Arabia

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By Amena Bakr RIYADH, June 27 (Reuters Life!) - As Umm Ibrahim takes the wheel of her husband's white Hyundai, beads of sweat form beneath the black veil that covers her face and body. Nervously turning the ignition, shifting into drive and easing her foot off the brake, she knows she's risking arrest. The simple act of driving for a woman is banned in Saudi Arabia. "The day I get my driving licence, I will open a driving school for women and I'll be one of the instructors, that's my ...

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