Three women wearing the niqab walk to the festival palace during the 64th Cannes Film Festival

 
Three women wearing the niqab walk to the festival palace during the 64th Cannes Film Festival
Three women wearing the niqab walk to the festival palace, in protest of the country's ban on full face veils, during the 64th Cannes Film Festival May 17, 2011. France's ban on full face veils, a first in Europe, went into force on last month, exposing anyone who wears the Muslim niqab or burqa in public to fines of 150 euros ($216). REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT CIVIL UNREST RELIGION)