Growing number of single Saudi women challenge conservative society on love, marriage and work

January 21, 2015 5:30 AM

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Growing number of single Saudi women challenge conservative society on love, marriage and work

In this Sunday, May 11, 2014 photo, a Saudi woman seen through a heart-shaped statue walks along an inlet of the Red Sea in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. A growing number of Saudi women are remaining single through their 20s and into their 30s as they pursue their ambitions, sending ultraconservatives into a panic. Traditionally, women in Saudi Arabia are expected to be married by their early twenties. Women are also challenging the rules on how to meet a prospective husband. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2007 file photo, two veiled Saudi women enjoy the Red Sea at night, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. A growing number of Saudi women are remaining single through their 20s and into their 30s as they pursue their ambitions, sending ultraconservatives into a panic. Traditional...

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