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An Iraqi policewoman fires a handgun during target practice at a firing range in Karbala, 120 kms south of Baghdad, on June 25, 2008. Six hundred twenty-five women recently graduated from their training programme as policewomen with the Iraqi National Police force and are expected to perform in the same capacities as their male comrades. By Mohammed Sawaf/AFP/Getty.

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