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Shahla Atta

Shahla Atta, Frozan Fana: 2 Women Among Those Vying For Afghan Presidency

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — In a country where most women leave home only under the cover of a burqa, Shahla Atta wears bright pink nail polish, highlights her eyes...

Afghanistan Election: Woman Candidate Braves Retaliation With Presidential Run

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

In a country where little girls are attacked for going to school, Shahla Atta has a very good chance of inspiring hatred and a notion of revenge. That's a high price to pay for standing in an election you have no chance of winning.