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Iran's Hijab Protesters Cover Familiar Territory

Anisa Mehdi
Board of Contributors
Mar 8, 2018 | 00:06 GMT
Women pose for a photo while showing their support for Tehran's mayor at a rally in May 2017.

To protest the legal requirement making them cover their hair in public, a growing number of Iranian women have been taking off their headscarves. But their bold demonstration has come at a cost.

(ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Recent demonstrations over the Islamic republic's headscarf law shed light on the issues of culture, politics and faith that so often throughout history have been wrapped up with women's dressing habits....

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