Women wearing niqab visit the Senate on November 23, 2016 in the Hague, the Netherlands. AFP / ANP / STR
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Dutch MPs Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to ban the Islamic full-face burqa from some public places such as schools and hospitals, the latest such move in a European country.Those flouting the ban would face a fine of up to 410 euros (around $430).Public newscaster NOS said only about 150 women in The Netherlands wear the burqa, most of them only occasionally.Several women attended last week's parliamentary debate dressed in burqas.France introduced a ban on women wearing the burqa in 2011, or risk a 150 euro fine.
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