The first photo shows a Saudi woman takes the wheel in a car showroom for women in Jeddah on Jan. 11, 2018. Last September, King Salman announced that beginning in June women in Saudi Arabia would be allowed to drive. Women still face many restrictions in the conservative religious society. For example, they must get permission from their husbands, fathers or other male guardians to obtain a passport, travel abroad or marry. The second photo shows Saudi women taking a selfie at a clothing boutique in Jeddah on Nov. 28, 2017. More women than men are graduating from college in Saudi Arabia, but they comprise 80 percent of the nation's unemployed. Some experts say women's rights are not a top priority for Crown Prince Mohammed but that he knows economic success cannot occur without women's progress. Religious conservatives have pushed back against the prince's reforms, but experts say he will find support among the country's large population of young people.

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