Friday, August 08, 2008

Olympic Fever?

Aug. 2: Women exercise at a gym in Herat, Afghanistan. Afghan women are beginning to use private gyms and sports clubs after years of being cloistered in their homes under Taliban rule. 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.

Shah Marai-AFP/Getty Images

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3 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

Well, that's an image I could have done without! At least the Iraqis were allowed to attend after all. I saw Pres Bush and Laura stand and clap for them as they entered the arena during the opening ceremony tonight.

Friday, August 08, 2008 9:42:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Yeah, it sounds like the U.S. and Iraq got great ovation.

Friday, August 08, 2008 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger miriam said...

Those Afghan ladies must do a lot of laundry. If my gym clothes are saturated with sweat, I can imagine what theirs are like!

Friday, August 15, 2008 7:18:00 PM  

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