(1) Covered from head to foot in a burka - a traditional Muslim garment - I crossed the border and stepped onto the road to the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.(2) Many women were still not ready to abandon the all-enveloping burka - a traditional garment made mandatory by the Taliban.(3) And ever more women are trading their burqas , the head-to-toe garment worn in public, for an Iranian-style shawl, or chador, which covers the hair and body but not the face.(4) Women shrouded in chadors or burqas , bearded men carrying grenade launchers, bombs and mosques - these are the images we receive from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan and almost everywhere in between.(5) According to their interpretations, Muslim women must always wear the burqa in public.(6) I think I shall write to the Co-op and ask them if they will also be banning Muslim women in burkas , the nuns from the local convent and old Mrs Kelly who is sometimes wearing a black veil after attending the Stations of the Cross at St Judes.(7) The fundamentalist regime also forced women to wear the burqa , a loose garment which covered the figure from head to toe with veiled eye holes, outdoors.(8) Hindu women wear the sari, while their Muslim counterparts wear the burqa in public, a long black or white garment that covers them from head to foot and has a veil.(9) Orthodox Muslim women cover themselves from head to foot in the tent-like burqa , the long garment that covers them from head to toe.(10) In the sense of attire, purdah can denote the practice of completely covering a woman's body by wearing a loose, body-covering robe called the burqa .(11) Most women continue to wear the burqa , the voluminous garment that covers them from head to toe, which many non-Islamic women around the world view as a symbol of oppression.(12) For example, under the influence of Islamic fundamentalism, women are required to wear full body coverings, such as chadors and burqas .(13) My own preference is a long black dress and a white headscarf - I have never worn a burqa in my life.(14) Head scarves and burkhas are worn as are turbans, crucifixes and sandalwood on the forehead, while a secular curriculum is followed by all without protest with the one intention of doing well in the all-important examinations.(15) The first element is the requirement that women wear the burqa - a head-to-toe garment that allows vision only through a mesh screen.(16) Two assailants covered in burqas the all-encompassing garment worn by women in some Islamic countries tossed a grenade into the middle of worshippers at a Christmas service on Wednesday.