Women run during an event marking International Women's Day in Old Jeddah, Saudi Arabia March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
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JEDDAH: Paying no heed to bemused onlookers, a group of women in the Saudi city of Jeddah marked International Women's Day Thursday by exercising one of their newly acquired freedoms: the right to go for a jog.Saudi women have had a momentous year as the young, reform-minded Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman al-Saud lifted a number of key restrictions on their rights. The government introduced physical education for girls last year and began licensing women's sports clubs, but Saudi Arabians are still coming around to women running in public.
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