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Weightlifting: Iraqi girls raise weights and ey...
A conservative, Shiite-majority area of Baghdad serves as the unlikely base for Iraq's first female national weightlifting team, which is due to compete in Morocco on Thursday. The team of four usually trains at a club in Sadr city, an area better known for fierce battles between US soldiers and Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's militiamen than it is for breaking ground in women's rights.
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Weightlifting: Iraqi girls raise weights and eyebrows
A conservative, Shiite-majority area of Baghdad serves as the unlikely base for Iraq's first female national weightlifting team, which is due to compete in Morocco on Thursday. The team of four usually trains at a club in Sadr city, an area better known for fierce battles between US soldiers and Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's militiamen than it is for breaking ground in women's rights.
Date: 12-09-26
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Video by:  AFP

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