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Many female candidates' faces hidden as West Bank votes

During campaigning for the local council elections in the West Bank, the photos of many female candidates were withheld.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — During the campaigning for the West Bank's local elections, many of the faces of female candidates were replaced with a rose or silhouette on electoral lists and campaign posters.

About 65% of eligible voters turned out for the first round of voting on Dec. 11. The second round, to be held March 26, will determine the makeup of 66 local councils for larger municipalities.

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