WATCH: Why did this Egyptian host present her TV show with a battered face?

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Egyptian broadcaster Manal Agha appeared on a private satellite TV channel this week with signs of physical assault on her face.

Agha said she had thought of canceling the show for the day, but decided to not “bury her head in the sand.”

She alluded to the fact that she had been a victim of domestic violence.

"Marriage is based on affection and compassion, not humiliation, beatings and a lack of self-restraint," she said, adding that she has decided to take a stand against domestic violence to encourage other women who are also victims.

But in a U-turn, she then revealed that her battered face was actually make-up that she had asked for in order to raise awareness and stamp out domestic violence in Egypt.

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