Women in the Military

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MUWAQQAR, JORDAN - AUGUST 21: Jordanian policewomen train in unarmed combat in the training city in Muwaqqar, east of Amman, Jordan August 21, 2008. A women's police academy opened in Amman in 1972 making Jordan the first Arab country to admit women to its police services. Jordanian policewomen work as personalities' guards, special security operations and traffic policewomen including motorcycling among other professions. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)
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Jordanian female police attend a ceremony to celebrate Jordan's King Abdullah's birthday at a police academy near Amman February 17, 2009. In a male dominated country, authorities have opted to recruit more women to work in police forces, with some organizing traffic in busy streets of the capital and others joining counter terrorism forces. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN)
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Jordanian female police attend a ceremony to celebrate Jordan's King Abdullah's birthday at a police academy near Amman February 17, 2009. In a male dominated country, authorities have opted to recruit more women to work in police forces, with some organizing traffic in busy streets of the capital and others joining counter terrorism forces. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN)
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CORRECTING SPELLING OF TOWN Jordanian police women are put through their paces at a training academy in the town of al-Muwaqar, some 70 kms south of Amman, on August 21, 2008. The academy was recently established and trains both female and male police officer from all over Jordan. New members of the Iraqi, Palestinian and Afghani police are also trained at the academy. AFP PHOTO/AWAD AWAD (Photo credit should read AWAD AWAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Jordanian female police takes part in a ceremony to celebrate Jordan's King Abdullah's birthday at a police academy near Amman February 17, 2009. In a male dominated country, authorities have opted to recruit more women to work in police forces, with some organizing traffic in busy streets of the capital and others joining counter terrorism forces. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN)
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Jordanian female police demonstrate their skills with their male counterpart during a ceremony to celebrate Jordan's King Abdullah's birthday at a police academy near Amman February 17, 2009. In a male dominated country, authorities have opted to recruit more women to work in police forces, with some organizing traffic in busy streets of the capital and others joining counter terrorism forces. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN)
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A Jordanian female police attends a ceremony to celebrate Jordan's King Abdullah's birthday at a police academy near Amman February 17, 2009. In a male dominated country, authorities have opted to recruit more women to work in police forces, with some organizing traffic in busy streets of the capital and others joining counter terrorism forces. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN)
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Jordanian policewomen are put through their paces at an academy in the town of al-Muwaqr, some 70 kilometres, from Amman on August 21, 2008. The academy was recently established and trains both female and male police officers from all over Jordan. The Iraqi, Palestinian and Afghanistan police are also trained here. AFP PHOTO/AWAD AWAD (Photo credit should read AWAD AWAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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MUWAQQAR, JORDAN - AUGUST 21: Jordanian policewomen train in unarmed combat in the training city August 21, 2008 in Muwaqqar, east of Amman, Jordan. A women's police academy opened in Amman in 1972 making Jordan the first Arab country to admit women to its police services. Jordanian policewomen work as personalities' guards, special security operations and traffic policewomen including motorcycling among other professions. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)
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MUWAQQAR, JORDAN - AUGUST 21: Jordanian policewomen train in unarmed combat in the training city August 21, 2008 in Muwaqqar, east of Amman, Jordan. A women's police academy opened in Amman in 1972 making Jordan the first Arab country to admit women to its police services. Jordanian policewomen work as personalities' guards, special security operations and traffic policewomen including motorcycling among other professions. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)
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Jordanian police women are put through their paces at a training academy in the town of al-Muwaqr, some 70 kilometres, from Amman on August 21, 2008. The academy was recently established and trains both female and male police officers from all over Jordan. The Iraqi, Palestinian and Afghanistan police are also trained here. AFP PHOTO/AWAD AWAD (Photo credit should read AWAD AWAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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MUWAQQAR, JORDAN - AUGUST 21: Jordanian policewomen train in unarmed combat in the training city August 21, 2008 in Muwaqqar, east of Amman, Jordan. A women's police academy opened in Amman in 1972 making Jordan the first Arab country to admit women to its police services. Jordanian policewomen work as personalities' guards, special security operations and traffic policewomen including motorcycling among other professions. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)
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MUWAQQAR, JORDAN - AUGUST 21: Jordanian policewomen train in unarmed combat in the training city August 21, 2008 in Muwaqqar, east of Amman, Jordan. A women's police academy opened in Amman in 1972 making Jordan the first Arab country to admit women to its police services. Jordanian policewomen work as personalities' guards, special security operations and traffic policewomen including motorcycling among other professions. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/Getty Images)
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A Jordanian female police demonstrates her skills during a ceremony to celebrate Jordan's King Abdullah's birthday at a police academy near Amman February 17, 2009. In a male dominated country, authorities have opted to recruit more women to work in police forces, with some organizing traffic in busy streets of the capital and others joining counter terrorism forces. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN)
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Female members of a Jordanian police band perform during a ceremony to celebrate Jordan's King Abdullah's birthday at a police academy near Amman February 17, 2009. In a male dominated country, authorities have opted to recruit more women to work in police forces, with some organizing traffic in busy streets of the capital and others joining counter terrorism forces. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN)
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A Jordanian female police attends a ceremony to celebrate Jordan's King Abdullah's birthday at a police academy near Amman February 17, 2009. In a male dominated country, authorities have opted to recruit more women to work in police forces, with some organizing traffic in busy streets of the capital and others joining counter terrorism forces. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN)
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