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The Hijab In Tajikistan


Even very young girls can be seen with the Islamic head scarf.
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Even very young girls can be seen with the Islamic head scarf.

The hijab is banned in schools and universities.
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The hijab is banned in schools and universities.

Dushanbe dress styles range from conservative...
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Dushanbe dress styles range from conservative...

... to traditional....
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... to traditional....

... to a more European look.
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... to a more European look.

 "Tajikistan is a country that is independent, democratic, secular, with rule of law and unity." -- billboard
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"Tajikistan is a country that is independent, democratic, secular, with rule of law and unity." -- billboard

At work in a wheat field in Roghun, eastern Tajikistan.
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At work in a wheat field in Roghun, eastern Tajikistan.

Playtime in a poor area of the capital, Dushanbe.
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Playtime in a poor area of the capital, Dushanbe.

The hijab doesn't prevent unmarried couples from appearing in public together.
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The hijab doesn't prevent unmarried couples from appearing in public together.

More and more young people are attending mosques. (Photos by RFE/RL)
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More and more young people are attending mosques. (Photos by RFE/RL)

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