Saudi Arabia

Ikea Regrets Removing Women from Photos in Saudi Version of Catalogue

The Swedish minister for trade previously said the images were a sad example of the oppression of women

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In the Saudi version of Ikea's annual furniture booklet, all the women who appear in the catalogue published in other countries have been removed via photo retouching.

The altered images caused a stir when revealed in Swedish media, prompting an apology from Ikea's head office in Sweden.