12 political photos that made us look twice in 2013
Politics are often all about words. Debating, orating, writing, crafting reams of legislation. But sometimes, politics are, simply, an image -- perhaps one that makes us stop, stare, wonder ... or gasp. From Syria to South Africa, from Texas to California, from a child to a queen, these are some of the photos, among the thousands of images we see every day, that helped tell the story of politics in 2013. --Sara Lessley
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Where women aren't allowed to drive( STR / EPA / October 28, 2013 )
It's 2013, and women can't get a driver's license or drive legally in Saudi Arabia?
Right, because such freedom might lead to "increased premarital sex and promiscuity," warn clerics in the conservative kingdom.
The image of a fully veiled woman, complete with sunglasses, furtively tooling around in the family car during a "defy the ban" protest in October speaks volumes.
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