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Friday, February 09, 2007

A Day in the Life of Women Around the Globe

An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man rides a bus in Jerusalem. Naomi Ragen, an Orthodox Jew and a feminist author, is at the forefront of a lawsuit filed last week against the transport ministry and the Egged Bus Cooperative, which operates most public bus lines, demanding an end to the firm's 30 sex-segregated bus lines that relegate women to the back of the vehicle.(AFP/File/Gali Tibbon)

An Indonesian woman hangs clothing to dry at a neighborhood destroyed by floodwaters in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. Tens of thousands of people remained camped out in shelters or under bridges in Indonesia's flood-hit capital on Friday, as authorities said they would spray the city with disinfectant to prevent the spread of disease. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

woman walks towards an Iraqi soldier standing guard on a road in Baghdad February 9, 2007. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud (IRAQ)

Palestinians carry a woman wounded by a falling stone, during clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators in the narrow alleyways of east Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. Hundreds of angry Muslim worshippers threw stones at police and scuffled with them Friday in an eruption of outrage over contentious Israeli renovation work at a disputed holy site in Old City. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

A Jordanian woman shouts anti-Israeli slogans during a demonstration against the Israeli construction work outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in east Jerusalem's Old City, in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. Around 2,000 demonstrators marched after the Friday prayers to express outrage over Israeli renovation work near Islam's third-holiest shrine. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud)

A Haitian woman cries next to her husband who was killed during a gunfight between U.N. peacekeepers and gang members in the volatile neighborhood of Cite-Soleil in Port-au-Prince February 9, 2007. Hundreds of U.N. soldiers stormed a slum neighborhood in Haiti's capital on Friday to try to wrest control from a criminal gang, prompting a gunfight that killed one person and wounded several others, including two peacekeepers. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (HAITI)


At 2/09/2007 7:41 PM, Anonymous jack boo said...

The Jordanian woman screaming anti-Israel slogans is protesting the Israelis reconstruction of a covered bridge near the mosque (The bridge needs new foundations). Supposedly the bridge is near the "4th holiest mosque...Question: Do all mosques have a "holiness" rating?. Would they be protesting if the mosque had like a 27th most holiest rating? Or do you think this just might be another one of those we-hate-Israel things?

Religion of Peace footnote: In 1996, Israeli construction near the mosque led to riots and more than 60 deaths. Ariel Sharon went to the mosque without Islamic leaders' permission in 2000. As a result, the second intifada erupted, killing more than 5,000 people.

At 2/09/2007 7:46 PM, Anonymous jack boo said...

Oops...I said "the bridge is the 4th holiest mosque"....that should be "the mosque is the 4th holiest mosque"

But now that I'm thinking about it, maybe if the Israelis declared the bridge was the 4th holiest bridge in Judaism they could use that as leverage.


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