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Central Baghdad flooded by women on bicycles following social media campaign | Al Bawaba

The power of the bicycle

Young Iraqis have organized a mixed-gender cycling event in the middle of Baghdad, after a photo of a young woman on a bike went viral last week.

Marina Rada had posted the picture, taken by photographer Ayman al-Amiri, on her Facebook page last Sunday, accompanied with the caption: “I am society”. The image captured Iraqi imaginations and has become a symbol of the need for greater flexibility with regard to gender norms in the country.

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