Iraqi women ride bicycles during a cycling activity in Mosul, Iraq, April 12, 2021. "A girl on a bike is nothing to be ashamed of", 17-year-old Abrar Abdelkader said on Monday (April 12) after taking part in Mosul's first all-female cycling marathon that led her and about 40 others cycling through the still heavily damaged old city of Mosul. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

Iraqi women practice on their bicycles during a training in Mosul, Iraq, April 8, 2021. Girls on bikes are still an unusual sight in a city still recovering from Islamic State's brutal occupation that ended in 2017. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

An Iraqi woman rides her bicycles during a training in Mosul, Iraq, April 8, 2021. Ahead of the marathon, about 40 girls registered with what one of their trainers, Surur al-Husseini, described as Mosul's first female cycling team. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

Iraqi women walk with their bicycles during a cycling activity in Mosul, Iraq, April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

Iraqi women ride bicycles with their coach during a cycling activity in Mosul, Iraq, April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

Iraqi women ride bicycles with their coach during a cycling activity in Mosul, Iraq, April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily