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Burka

 

a sleeveless felt cloak common in the Caucasus. There are two types: the rider’s burka, which is long, thickpiled, and has seams that form broad shoulders; and the burka worn by those who travel by foot, which is short, smooth, and seamless—a necessary part of the equipment of Caucasian herdsmen.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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De Maiziere has acknowledged that a total ban on burqas would violate Germany's Constitution.
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According to Al-Alam News, the ban in Iraq stems from security concerns, with rising incidents of people in burqas attacking members of the group.
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