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International Women Day

Female mechanic breaks social barrier in war-torn Yemen

SANAA: Dressed in a baggy jumpsuit and a grey paisley veil, 24-year-old Dalia al-Moqadam is an understated pioneer in Yemen -- a rare female mechanic in a conservative Middle Eastern country at war. This week in the rebel-controlled capital Sanaa, Moqadam's cavernous garage -- full of gleaming cars -- was a refuge from the three-year conflict that has claimed thousands of lives. For this young Yemeni woman, the biggest worry when starting out was that society, not the violence, would make it hard for her to take on the…