Women stroll on a Tehran street. Iranians are bracing themselves for extra scrutiny of their dress and behavior when a new, undercover morality police squad is deployed. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Springtime In Iran Means The 'Morality Police' Are Out In Force

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Egyptian singer Suha Mohamed Ali performs in a music video. She was recently sentenced to six months in jail for inciting debauchery. YouTube hide caption

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Egypt's Morality Crackdown Targets Female Dancers

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Bonobos at the Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary near Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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