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Dancers Protest Iran's Treatment Of Women

A group of Iranian women protested against what they described as gender and ethnic discrimination in the Islamic Republic by dancing in front of Tehran's embassy in Ottawa on International Women's Day. Iranian women have been banned from dancing in public since the 1979 revolution because dancing is considered un-Islamic.

It was a colorful protest, with the women and girls in the traditional garb of Iran's various ethnic groups and tribes, including Baluchis and Kurds.

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