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Iraq. Baghdad. Al Sadr City. Family Abo Basheer. The daughter sits on a couch. She wears a hijab on her head which covers her hair. A poster is taped on the door of Imam Ali. Shias regard Ali as the first Imam and consider him and his descendants the rightful successors to Muhammad. The word hijab (or hidjab) refers to both the veil covering the head and traditionally worn by muslim women (Islamic headscarf), but also the  modest muslim styles of dress in general. 20.02.04 © 2004 Didier Ruef