RNPS - PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2013 - Hally Bara, an artisan, poses for a picture in front of traditional Songhai and Tuareg headdresses and jewellery she made at the store in her house in Gao March 6, ... more 
RNPS - PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2013 - Hally Bara, an artisan, poses for a picture in front of traditional Songhai and Tuareg headdresses and jewellery she made at the store in her house in Gao March 6, 2013. Radical Islamist group Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) placed limitations on the wearing of traditional women's headdresses during their nine-month reign in Gao, which ended in January with the arrival of French and Malian troops. The headdresses, made of beads, gemstones, fabric and fake hair, and traditionally worn by elites for special occasions, were criticised by MUJAO, who said they were not Islamic enough. Issues surrounding the treatment of women are receiving special attention on March 8, which marks International Women's Day. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MALI - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX) less 
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