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Female chess players protest wearing hijab at Iran world championship

12:50, Monday, 17 October, 2016
Female chess players protest wearing hijab at Iran world championship
    

Some of the world's top female chess players are upset that the next world championship will be held in Iran, where players are expected to wear head scarves.

The US women's champion, Nazi Paikidze-Barnes, will not be taking part in the event in Tehran next February due to her concern over the issue.
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