Iraq 2004 Muslim women

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Iraq. Najaf. Iranian women with chador near the entrance to the mosque, Holy Shrine of Emam Ali. Policemen with kalachnikov for security reasons. A chador is an outer garment or open cloak worn by many Iranian women and female teenagers in public spaces. Wearing this garment is one possible way in which a Muslim woman can follow the Islamic dress code known as hijab. A chador is a full body-length semicircle of fabric that is open down the front. This cloth is tossed over the woman's or girl's head, but then she holds it closed in the front. The chador has no hand openings, or any buttons, clasps, et cetera, but rather it is held closed by her hands or tucked under the wearers arms. The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, first developed in the USSR by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is officially known as Avtomat Kalashnikova, also known as a Kalashnikov, AK or Kalash. 26.02.04 © 2004 Didier Ruef