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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Women in Hijab

Western Female Politicians in Hijab
For years it has been the tradition of any dignitary to wear the costumes of the host country.
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Princess Diana in hijab.
Hilary Clinton, when she was still wife of the U.S. president in 1997, traveled to Eritrea and put on a headscarf. Interestingly, her daughter Chelsea, seen in the background, did not.



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Hillary Rodham Clinton traveling in Eritrea in 1997 with a headscarf on.
But on another occasion, Chelsea joined her in wearing a hijab.






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Mother and daughter, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, wearing hijabs.
Prince Charles' wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, got into complete Egyptian Muslim garb, including hijab, on a visit to Al-Azhar.






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Camilla Parker Bowles with Prince Charles in Egypt.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visiting a mosque in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in October 2005, wearing a black cover on her hair.
Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, donned a headscarf when she visited Damascus on April 3, 2007.











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Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, in Damascus.
On June 27, 2007, three senior Bush administration staffers wore makeshift hijabs as they listened to the president address an audience at Washington's Islamic Center.
















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Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Fran Townsend (far left), NSC Senior Director for European Affairs Judy Ansley (left), and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Karen Hughes (right) listen to President Bush wearing makeshift hijabs.






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On a trip to Saudi Arabia in October 2007, George W. Bush's wife Laura wore a particularly severe-looking hijab.













Laura Bush in Saudi Arabia.
Switzerland's Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey met with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran, on March 17, wearing a hijab as she signed a natural gas deal with him. (March 19, 2008)
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Switzerland's Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey meets with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran.

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