A pilgrimage to Iran
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The next stop was the Abdolazim shrine in Tehran's southern outskirts. Some foreigners, even from other Muslim countries, find it awkward that in Iran women are required by law to cover their hair and wear jackets at least down to their knees. But almost all of the Iraqi women are traditional Shi’ites who always wear the black, cloak-like abbaya, so they barely noticed the rule.
The next stop was the Abdolazim shrine in Tehran's southern outskirts. Some foreigners, even from other Muslim countries, find it awkward that in Iran women are required by law to cover their hair and wear jackets at least down to their knees. But almost all of the Iraqi women are traditional Shi’ites who always wear the black, cloak-like abbaya, so they barely noticed the rule.
(Zohreh Soleimani for The Boston Globe)