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Rights for women in Saudi Arabia 'progressing'

Saudi Arabia is known to be one of the world's most conservative societies, with the role of women particularly limited.

Although changes have been made in employment and politics, women are still not allowed to drive, and continue to face severe social restrictions.

But some think progress is being made, despite resistance from conservative parts of society.

Lina Sinjab reports from the capital Riyadh.

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