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Controversial niqab photo removed from Kamloops campus

This photo, taken by TRU visual arts student Sooraya Graham has caused controversy at the Kamloops campus, and to her dismay, has been taken down from where it was publicly displayed (Submitted by: Sooraya Graham)
Sooraya Graham wanted to capture a moment in time.

The Thompson Rivers visual arts student photographed her Muslim friend folding her laundry -- specifically, folding a bra -- while wearing a niqab.

The assignment was part of a class project and was displayed in the University's Old Main building, but has gotten more publicity that Sooraya imagined.

She explained why to Daybreak host Chris Walker.
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UPDATE: After this interview aired, we were contacted by the Saudi Education Centre in Kamloops.  Click here for that interview.

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