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The invisibility of the Saudi woman

The invisibility of the Saudi woman | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it

I was struck the other day by the message that two unrelated photographs conveyed.

 

One was of President Barack Obama on stage with his wife, Michelle, and daughters Sasha and Malia, moments before he gave his victory speech after his re-election Tuesday night. The other photo was of a conference on contemporary women held in Saudi Arabia. There were no women in the photo, but hundreds of men in short thobes.

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Puerto Rico endorses US statehood | Geography Education

Puerto Rico endorses US statehood | Geography Education | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Ricans faced a fundamental question on Election Day: Should they change their ties with the United States?
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You can be part of the “Girl with a book” initiative | United Nations Blog

You can be part of the “Girl with a book” initiative | United Nations Blog | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Look who is taking part in the #GirlwithaBook intiative -- photo of Ban Ki-moon reading to his granddaughter http://t.co/rhtI3uIP...
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Ingrid Dabringer’s Map Paintings: Finding Whimsy in Geography | Geography Education

Ingrid Dabringer’s Map Paintings: Finding Whimsy in Geography | Geography Education | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
This is a great gallery of clever artwork that puts the "art" in cartography (The Earth without art is just "eh").  (RT @JacPatterson: Ingrid Dabringer’s Map Paintings: Finding Whimsy in Geography via @APHumanGeog
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Crop Rotation and the Future of Farming -- via @NormalGeo

Crop Rotation and the Future of Farming -- via @NormalGeo | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Farming in America is losing the diversity needed to keep it alive. But Washington, Jefferson and Uncle Everon already knew that.
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As NATO Nears Exit, Afghan Construction Dries Up

As NATO Nears Exit, Afghan Construction Dries Up | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The impending American and NATO withdrawal has not only slashed military spending, but also dramatically reduced construction projects, stopping a building boom in its tracks.
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Inadequate Exporting Infrastructure Restrains Economic Development in Morocco – ABD

Inadequate Exporting Infrastructure Restrains Economic Development in Morocco – ABD | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The African Bank for Development (ABD) issued a comparative report on the exporting policies put forward by Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and South Korea.
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Saudi Arabia funding $100m Kabul mosque and education centre

Saudi Arabia funding $100m Kabul mosque and education centre | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Saudis move to bolster influence in Afghanistan with hilltop complex due to be completed two years after Nato withdrawal (Saudi Arabia funding $100m Kabul mosque and education centre http://t.co/S9zQoI0x...)...
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Germany Holds Talks on National Energy Strategy

Germany Holds Talks on National Energy Strategy | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
As energy prices rise and Chancellor Angela Merkel faces criticism, the country is working toward a unified effort to increase its reliance on renewable resources.
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Greek rail system shut down by strike

Greek rail system shut down by strike | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Subway and suburban rail services in Athens halted as workers protest against deeper government austerity measures.
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'Banana in, potato out as staple food' - The Times of India

'Banana in, potato out as staple food' - The Times of India | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Bananas could soon become a critical food source for millions of people and replace potatoes as the staple diet due to climate change, a new study has claimed.
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Russians See Orthodox Church and State Come Closer -- via @nytimesworld

Russians See Orthodox Church and State Come Closer -- via @nytimesworld | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The rising prominence of Archimandrite Tikhon Shevkunov, a monk said to be President Vladimir V. Putin’s spiritual adviser, raises questions about the Orthodox Church’s growing power.
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Little England: What's Left If Scotland Leaves? | via @APHumanGeog

Little England: What's Left If Scotland Leaves? | via @APHumanGeog | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
What is more likely to happen first: Greece will leave the eurozone, or Scotland will leave the UK?
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Pupil's hair cut as punishment for not wearing a hijab

Pupil's hair cut as punishment for not wearing a hijab | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A local court in Egypt has ordered a teacher to pay a fine and serve a six-month suspended sentence after she cut a student's hair as punishment for not wearing a hijab.
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Hindu-American elected to US Congress for the first time - The Times of India

Hindu-American elected to US Congress for the first time - The Times of India | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Tulsi Gabbard on Wednesday created history by becoming the first Hindu-American to have entered the US House of Representatives, winning her Hawaii seat by trouncing her Republican rival in a one-sided contest.
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As Kenyans eye US election, fears linger their own could turn bloody

As Kenyans eye US election, fears linger their own could turn bloody | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A tribal power struggle led to more than 1,000 deaths around Kenya's last presidential election. (RT @samloewenberg: As #Kenya watches the US elections, fears that their own will be bloody.
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Aboriginal Peoples Issues Canada

Aboriginal Peoples Issues Canada | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Aboriginal Peoples Issues Canada , by Bob Joseph: A mix tape of Aboriginal Peoples Issues in Canada on a daily basis.
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Interactive map traces all potential outcomes of Tuesday's presidential election

Interactive map traces all potential outcomes of Tuesday's presidential election | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The New York Times has put together an interactive map that illustrates all of the possible outcomes of the upcoming US presidential election set to happen this Tuesday. The map lets viewers trace...
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Officials at G-20 in Mexico City Warn About Debt

Officials at G-20 in Mexico City Warn About Debt | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Finance ministers and central bank governors met amid mounting alarm that the euro-zone crisis and Washington’s failure to deal with soaring deficits could endanger the fragile global recovery.
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Malawi's maize runs out

Malawi's maize runs out | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Over 1.5m people in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, have run out their staple food maize, which they grind to prepare their meals.
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How 'Geography' Informs The Fate Of The World - NPR Talk of the Nation - Directions Magazine

To understand many of the triumphs, tragedies and conflicts in the world, geopolitical analyst Robert Kaplan says to look no further than a map.
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Uganda 'to pull out of Somalia'

Uganda 'to pull out of Somalia' | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Uganda will withdraw its troops from international missions because of accusations it is arming Congolese rebels, its security minister says.
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Mob burns girls' school in Pakistani city over alleged blasphemy -- via @csmonitor

Mob burns girls' school in Pakistani city over alleged blasphemy -- via @csmonitor | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The mob was angered by a supposedly blasphemous note from a teacher. That the burning happened in Lahore, Pakistan’s cultural hub, worries analysts.
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China to build new Malawi stadium -- via @BBCAfrica

China to build new Malawi stadium -- via @BBCAfrica | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Malawi to become the latest footprint of China's so-called stadium diplomacy as deal to build new ground is signed.
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Who will Americans become? "In the future, we will be..." (presented by Priyank Shah at TEDxColumbus)

Dr. Shah is a demographer and a very enthusiastic one.  He'll begin our day with baseline picture of where we are headed as a population so we will better understand ourselves as a society.  But no worries, you'll be entertained with his take on these trends, as he himself is a living example of one of the most prolific ones.
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