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French Rights Groups Contest Burkini Ban

Like the temperature, tensions are rising in southern France over the burkini, the skin-covering bathing suit favored by some conservative Muslim women. Rights groups say they are taking legal action against the city of Cannes, which recently banned the garment on public beaches. It is only the latest example of a broader clash on Islamic symbols in France, home to western Europe’s largest Muslim community. Cannes - a Riviera city better known for its glitzy yearly film festival than its...

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