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Hell Yeah: Saudi Women Tweeted Photos of Themselves Voting for the First Time

Over the weekend, Saudi women were finally allowed to enter polling places to vote in elections for the very first time. Despite King Abdullah ruling that women had the right to vote back in 2011, this weekend marks the first time women were finally allowed into the polling places. Many women took to Twitter to celebrate the historic occasion, posting photos of themselves voting.

Some women even brought their children along to witness the groundbreaking event.

Dr. Lama Al Sulaiman was one of 12 female candidates who won a municipal election, making them the first Saudi women to do so in the country’s history.

The smiling faces in each of these photos are definitely a sight to see. Way to go!

(via BuzzFeed)

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