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Female Chess Champions Must Wear Hijab in Iran

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. Meanwhile former Pan American champion Carla Heredia -- who did not qualify for the Tehran tournament -- also called for the 64 women who are playing there to protest against the hijab rule.
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