The Amazonian Guard is an elite group of 30-40 (reports differ) allegedly virgin women who are tasked with protecting the leader of Libya, Muammar al-Gaddafi.
Candidates for the Photo Amazonian Guard undergo extensive firearms and martial arts training at a special academy and must be hand picked by Gaddafi himself. Members of this elite group are allowed privileges not deemed acceptable in the Muslim world, such as dressing in Western-style fatigues and wearing makeup, or displaying Western hair styles and high heels.
The existence of this elite group has created controversy as it challenges the role of women in the Muslim world.
Photo Gaddafi Female Bodyguards