I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more press. Of the 18 people running for President of Afghanistan there is one, Massooda Jalal, a woman. In a country that just a few years ago would not even let women in school there is now a woman running for President. That is a simply amazing thing. Whether she wins or not is irrelevant because she has already won in just having run.
Alpha Patriot has more on the media coverage of Massooda, the election and some pictures.
Rob at Say Anything has some great thoughts on this as well.