Niqab in Islam is a type of veil worn by some Muslim Women and is made up of lightweight opaque fabric. Observant Muslims use this face veil that covers most of the face up to the eyes leaving a narrow opening or mesh covering the eyes.
Afghan girls clad in Burqa dress, admire the wedding dresses shop, on Saturday, 13 September 2003 in Kabul. This is a mayor obstacle for the UN registrations process prior to next elections in June 2004. Some estimated 13 Million Afghans need to be registered and women are traditionally not allowed to be photographed. EPA/OLIVIER MATTHYS