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Now you see her, now you don't... Ikea removes women from Saudi Arabian catalogue

These two photos appeared in the Swedish, left, and Saudi Arabian Ikea catalogues for 2013.

By Martha C. White, NBC News contributor

Scrubbing the bathroom got a whole new meaning in the Saudi Arabian Ikea catalog. The Swedish home and furnishings retailer faced criticism after reports surfaced that Ikea digitally erased women from pictures in the Saudi version of the catalog.

In one picture of a family in a bathroom, the mother standing at the sink with her son was removed. Even one of the retailer’s own designers, Clara Gausch, was erased from a photo featuring four of the brand’s designers. Full Story