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The Week That Was in Bahrain..

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Bahrain, Arts & Culture, Environment, Humor, International Relations, Music, Politics, Religion, Women & Gender

It was yet another busy week for Bahrain's bloggers as the country gears up to hosting the biggest event on its calendar, the Bahrain Grand Prix [1]!

Already one blogger [2] has set up shop at the Bahrain International Circuit [3] and started beaming his photographs on the blogsphere!

The event not only brought international spotlight to the kingdom, but also a colourful group of Belgian bloggers [4], who met with their Bahraini counterparts for dinner, following by drinks and fun in a bid to forge closer links between citizen journalists. Way to go!

This is not all. While people were working round the clock to make the F1 event a success, others were working in the open, calling for more rallies and demonstrations to bring internal issues to the international spotlight [5]. As always, Chanad [6] was on the frontline, trying to put two and two together and report to us what was happening on ground zero.

International Women's Day [7] celebrations too did not go without a bang in Bahrain, where Shia clergymen have stated their discomfort with an impending Personal Law, which will finally streamline family law.

Mahmood Al Yousif has been more than vocal about this [8], stopping just short of waging Jihad [9]on the clergymen.

Blogger Haitham Sabbah [10] has also added another feather to his cap, following his success in finally managing to add Palestine to Blogger, Yahoo and MSN [11]. He has also brought to our attention another controversy brewing in Holland [12], which could very well go the way the infamous Danish cartoons [13]went if not checked.

Away from politics and its headache, Abu Hesham [14], a Bahraini surgeon in Alaska, US, is giving us a rare glimpse into his eventful life. He is already being terrorised by a moose [15], spotted bold eagles [16]and survived the poisons of a killer mushroom [17] which mysteriously sprouted in his backyard! If this is not all, he was also challenged about his lack of information on marijuana [18].

Meanwhile, Tooners [19]was yet to watch the Oscars [20] while Nomadic Ruminations [21] suffers a sleepless night after watching a movie! They aren't the only ones immersed in culture as Ali Al Saeed [22] is also enjoying the activities being held as part of the Spring of Culture [23] festival in Bahrain.