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A Law Against Girls Riding Bikes?

UnknownTen-year-old Wadjda yearned to ride a bike so that she could race a neighbor boy. But Saudi law forbade it.

The girl is actually a fictional character from the film, “Wadjda.” But she likely represents plenty of real Saudi girls. They may not yearn for bicycles, especially, but they may have other forbidden dreams.

Six months after “Wadjda” premiered, Saudi law declared bicycling legal for girls and women. But the continuing restrictions reveal why it was ever banned.

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