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Veiled women in Pakistan rally for the hijab

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Veiled supporters of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami attend a pro-hijab rally in Lahore, Pakistan, Sept. 4. Rallies were held throughout the country to encourage Muslim women to wear the hijab, a veil which covers the hair and sometimes the face.

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Women raise their hands to take an oath to continue to wear the hijab during a rally in Karachi on Sept. 4, 2012.

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Pakistani women march on 'Hijab Day' in Lahore.

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A Pakistani woman holds her child as she takes part in a pro-hijab rally in Karachi.

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Women gather to mark 'Hijab Day' in Islamabad.

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Images of daily life, political pursuits, religious rites and deadly violence.

 

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