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Puppeteer Seema Sultani holds Zeerak, the new muppet on
Afghanistan’s “Sesame Street” meant to promote education and gender
equality. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP/Getty Images)

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Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), arrives for a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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A woman carries laundry on her head, while heading home after washing in Charsadda, near Peshawar January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

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In this Friday, May 14, 2010 photo, a Qatari woman covered from head to toe enjoys her early morning walk at the Doha Corniche in Qatar. Just a few years ago, Gulf Arab women usually only felt comfortable showing off their fashion sense at ladies-only parties or family gatherings. In public, at least in their home countries, the standard all-black abaya _ a simple floor-length covering and accompanying head scarf _ was the only culturally accepted option. But now a new generation of abaya designers are giving the traditional garment a twist with choices of fabric, designs and even some expensive bling to allow Gulf women a host of style options. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)