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France veil ban meets with defiance

Defiance from some Muslim women in France at the country's ban on the Islamic veil

France has become the first country in Europe to ban the Islamic veil.

Anyone caught wearing the Muslim niqab or burka in public is liable to a fine of 150 euros and lessons in French citizenship.

However the ban has been met with defiance by some.

Gavin Hewitt reports from Paris.

  • 11 Apr
  • From the section Europe