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Connie Watson buys a burka - Oct 15, 2003

In Afghanistan, one of the stated goals of the coalition invasion was to liberate women from the repression of the Taliban. But if you took that to mean they'd be throwing off those head-to-toe burkas the Taliban forced them to wear, think again. Now, even among female reporters like the CBC's Connie Watson, the burka belongs in the travel pack right next to the flak vest and medical kit.

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