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Women with a burqa and a child, in Afghanistan
A woman with a burqa, with man and child, in Northern Afghanistan

A Burqa is a piece of clothing. It is for Muslim women. They can wear it as an outer garment. It only leaves a semi-transparent mesh in front of the woman's eyes, so she can see. The rest of the body is covered by it. In France, Italy, and the Netherlands wearing a burqa in public is illegal. Other garments for Muslim women that cover less of their body are the hijab and the niqab.