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Egypt court upholds female genital mutilation ban

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Egypt's High Constitutional Court rejected a challenge to a ban on female genital mutilation, which had been outlawed in 1997.
Egypt court upholds female genital mutilation ban

An Egyptian woman holds a slogan which reads in Arabic "What renaissance without laws or is this just words from the electoral campaign" which refers to President Mohamed Morsi's slogan of a renaissance for Egypt, during a demonstration in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on October 4, 2012, to support women rights in the constitution and protest against child marriage.

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA