Iraq 2004 Muslim women

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Iraq. Baghdad. Medical City hospital. A woman, wearing the hidjab (islamic headscarf) to cover her hair, sits near the pictures of the ayatollah Mohammed Al Sadr (killed by the Saddam Husssein regime) and the ayatollah Mohammed Baqer el-Hakim (killed in a car bomb attack in Najaf on august 29 2003 ). The word hijab (or hidjab) refers to both the veil covering the head and traditionally worn by muslim women (Islamic headscarf), but also the  modest muslim styles of dress in general. 20.02.04 © 2004 Didier Ruef