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Covering up

For Mays, getting ready to go out involves coiling her long blond hair inside a black hat, despite temperatues of more than 40 degrees Celsius.

The fall of Saddam Hussein's secular regime has brought renewed freedom for Islamic conservatives in Iraq, and with it, pressure for women to cover up.

"My hair attracts attention in the street and I wear a hat because I donít want to get hassled about it," she says.

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