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Muammar al-Qaddafi: Emancipator of Women

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Muammar al-Qaddafi: Emancipator of Women

In the latest installment of Daily Threat Assessment – our visual roundup of offbeat and below-the-radar news – meet Muammar al-Qaddafi's most hardcore fans: Libya's high-flying professional women.

Women make up about a quarter of Libya's labor force – a low number by Western standards, but among the highest in the Arab world. Many have risen to high-profile positions in the police, military and government, and credit Qaddafi with giving them opportunities – opportunities that might not survive his ouster. "This is all because of Father Muammar," says Ibtisam Saadeddin, a 35-year-old soldier. "He is our air and sustenance. We can't be without him."

For more on this an other interesting oddities of the day, click through to the slideshow.

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