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Burka ban comes into force in France

From Monday it is illegal in France for a Muslim woman to conceal her face behind a veil when in public, the first such law in a European country.

Offenders wearing coverings such as the niqab or burka could be fined more than $200.

Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.

  • 11 Apr
  • From the section Europe