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In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 photo, Egyptian girls pose for a portrait in the Imbaba neighborhood of Giza, Egypt. Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt’s new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they’re worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on paper. Men hold an overwhelming lock on decision-making and are doing little to bring equality, activists say, and the increasingly repressive political climate is stifling chances for reforms. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)