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Palestinian Women Break Into Business - 12 Jul 2012
Shyrine Ziadeh (C), owner of the Ramallah ballet center, leads a class in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 9, 2012. From corner fruit stalls in Hebron to chic Ramallah ballet studios, Palestinian women are making their mark in business, some out of necessity and others looking to break the gender mould and pursue a dream. However, the deeply traditional, male-dominated society that is prevalent across much of the Arab world, coupled with bureaucratic restraints unique to the Israeli-occupied West Bank, pose particular challenges for women seeking to get ahead. Picture taken July 9, 2012. To match story PALESTINIAN-BUSINESS/WOMEN REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)