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‘Miss Baghdad’ Pageant Lives Againi
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December 09, 2010
Iraqi women recently competed in the Miss Baghdad beauty pageant -- an event that was on hold for nearly 30 years during years of war and Ba’ath Party rule. In the current era, some Iraqis see the event as an expression of personal freedoms and a return to normal life.

‘Miss Baghdad’ Pageant Lives Again

Published 9 December 2010

Iraqi women recently competed in the Miss Baghdad beauty pageant -- an event that was on hold for nearly 30 years during years of war and Ba’ath Party rule. In the current era, some Iraqis see the event as an expression of personal freedoms and a return to normal life.


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by: Xeerak Pakistani from: Pakistan
December 11, 2010 06:24
Surprising! and Confusing for me.......

by: Rico from: Portugal
December 12, 2010 13:58
Half truth or damn lie .I don't know what to call this little piece of propaganda. Never mind the debate on what else Saddam did , during his regime Iraq probably had the most liberated women in the whole of the Muslim world. Skirts (and very chic dresses) and not burkas were worn by most urban women including Saddam's wife ( he had only one wife in contrast to the many wives of the "free" worlds closest allies in the Arab world) his daughters and daughters in law.