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Proposed legislation in France would ban pageants for the under-16 set, such as this "Mini-Miss" elegance beauty contest for 10-to-12-year-olds, held in Bobigny, near Paris, a year ago. Benoit Tessier/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A bride and groom exchange rings during a traditional Indian wedding ceremony. Although most marriages in India are still arranged, a growing number of women are taking matters of the heart into their own hands, using social networking clubs and matrimonial websites. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In India, More Women Are Playing Matchmaker For Themselves

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Parisian Women Now (Officially) Allowed To Wear Pants

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