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10/05/08

Photos: Village women making niqab in Hormozgan, Iran

Photos by Amir Reza Fakhri, ISNA

A niqab is a veil which covers the face, worn by some Muslim women as a part of sartorial hijab. It is common in the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, as well as in Pakistan and India.

Hormozgan is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the south of the country, facing Oman. Its area is 68,475 km2 (26,438 sq mi), and its provincial capital is Bandar Abbas. The province has 14 islands located in the Persian Gulf, and 1,000 km (620 mi) of coastline.
 
 





















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