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Reporter Notebook:
A Glimpse Behind the Burqa
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One fifth of the world is Muslim. That means much of the clothing in developing countries – where the majority of Muslims live – is dictated by religion, not designers. Islam urges women to dress modestly. That could mean a simple scarf about the head or long robes. In Afghanistan, many women still wear the Burqa, which completely covers a woman - except for a fine piece of mesh over the face. In this Reporter’s Notebook, Will Everett tells about a haunting encounter with a woman in a Burqa in Kabul.
Click on the following links for more information:
The Plight of Women in Afghanistan
Kabul Unveiled
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