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Midnight cheers and disbelief as Saudi Arabia ends ban on women driving

The end of Saudi Arabia's infamous ban on women driving came to an end with a mixture of excitement and trepidation

Saudi Women Driving Ban

They hit the road at midnight in celebratory packs, whooping and ululating for joy. Teenagers gathered on Riyadh’s main boulevard to gawk. Men cracked jokes about how lucky they were to no longer have to chauffeur their wives around. The end of Saudi Arabia’s infamous ban on women driving came to an end with a mixture of excitement and trepidation, as a handful of women maneuvered their way through the still-packed streets of the capital early Sunday. In a more secluded area, a couple dozen foreign and Saudi women gathered to celebrate, planning to drive together ...