"It's going to be hard to argue that a woman can be an Olympic champion but not be behind the wheel."
- ERIKA GEORGEprofessor at the University of Utah, on Saudi Arabia allowing females to finally compete in the Olympic Games; London 2012 could be the first time every participating nation is represented by at least one female athlete
"Our goal is to work ourselves out of a job here ... to get a process of reconciliation that is among Afghans."
- VICTORIA NULANDU.S. State Department spokeswoman;the Afghan government, concerned that it is being left out of potential peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban, is pushing to open its own direct negotiations with the insurgent group in Saudi Arabia
"I loved the double takes the men did when they saw us.
- NORA AL-SOWAYANof Saudi Arabia, recalling when, 18 years ago, she and 46 other women drove in Riyadh, despite the ban on female driving. The women were arrested, they lost their jobs for two years, and they were barred from travel. The ban still exists
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