Bonus Friday Photo: Afghan women pumping iron

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images Herat, AFGHANISTAN: Afghan women exercise at a the Salar Afghan Gym in Herat, 11 January 2006. After years of being cloistered in their homes during Taliban times, Afghan women are beginning to use private gyms and sports clubs. Still a highly segregated society, there are few socially acceptable public places for women ...

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Herat, AFGHANISTAN: Afghan women exercise at a the Salar Afghan Gym in Herat, 11 January 2006. After years of being cloistered in their homes during Taliban times, Afghan women are beginning to use private gyms and sports clubs. Still a highly segregated society, there are few socially acceptable public places for women outside of schools or universities, and even fewer facilities for sports.

Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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