A city in Xinjiang has banned the wearing of Islamic veils and dresses, along with long beards, over security concerns during a sporting event. After a backlash, the government explained the Islamic clothing were 'cumbersome' for sports. Photo: AFP A city in Xinjiang has banned the wearing of Islamic veils and dresses, along with long beards, over security concerns during a sporting event. After a backlash, the government explained the Islamic clothing were 'cumbersome' for sports. Photo: AFP
A city in Xinjiang has banned the wearing of Islamic veils and dresses, along with long beards, over security concerns during a sporting event. After a backlash, the government explained the Islamic clothing were 'cumbersome' for sports. Photo: AFP

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A city in Xinjiang has banned the wearing of Islamic veils and dresses, along with long beards, over security concerns during a sporting event. After a backlash, the government explained the Islamic clothing were 'cumbersome' for sports. Photo: AFP A city in Xinjiang has banned the wearing of Islamic veils and dresses, along with long beards, over security concerns during a sporting event. After a backlash, the government explained the Islamic clothing were 'cumbersome' for sports. Photo: AFP
A city in Xinjiang has banned the wearing of Islamic veils and dresses, along with long beards, over security concerns during a sporting event. After a backlash, the government explained the Islamic clothing were 'cumbersome' for sports. Photo: AFP
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