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Obama: equality should be a woman's choice

CAIRO (AP) -- President Barack Obama says women should have the right to choose whether they want to be equal with men.

He discussed women's rights in a speech about America's relationship with the Muslim world.

The U.S. president says doesn't believe that women must make the same choices as men in order to be equal. And he says he respects women who choose traditional roles. But he says women should have that choice.

So, Obama is promising that the United States will partner with Muslim countries to support expanded literacy for girls and will help young women pursue jobs through a micro-financing program.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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