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Iranian City Confiscating Mannequins


http://gdb.rferl.org/8f62ff3a-5bef-49e0-a978-f7d77043a759_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/8f62ff3a-5bef-49e0-a978-f7d77043a759_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) 1 November 2005 -- Police in a northeast Iranian city have begun confiscating mannequins from shops and clothes stalls in the local bazaar.


Authorities in Bojnourd said the action was part of a new morality drive to tackle problems of "public chastity," and other anti-social behavior, like vandalism.


Bojnourd is located near the shrine city of Mashhad, a focal point of pilgrimage for the world's Shi'ite Muslims.


(Reuters)

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