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Female Cyclists Push Limits in Afghan Culture

Afghanistan's Women's National Cycling Team trains outside Kabul despite objections to women participating in sports and public life.
Image: Afghanistan's Women Cyclists
Coach Abdul Sadiq Sadiqi talks during training on Feb. 20. The women's cycling team is pushing ahead, despite not having been paid for several months, a problem for many Afghan athletes. To clock the distances needed for training, team members pile their bikes in cars and drive outside the capital, where their uniform of loose-fitting tops and long pants won't draw stares.MOHAMMAD ISMAIL / Reuters