A Somali soldier provides security as newly displaced Somalis gather at a camp in the Garasbaley area on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, March 28, 2017. Drought-stricken families facing a hunger crisis are on the move, trying to reach international aid agencies that cannot distribute food in areas under the control of al-Shabab, Somalia's homegrown Islamic extremist rebels who are affiliated to al-Qaida.
The cover for the Facing History and Ourselves publication, "What Do We Do with a Difference? France and the Debate over Headscarves in Schools," which discusses the French educational philosophy of secularism and immigrant integration, the surge of fundamental Islam, and how these facets have led to a controversy over wearing headscarves in public schools.
The burqa is a full-body veil. The wearer’s entire face and body are covered, and one sees through a mesh screen over the eyes. It is most commonly worn in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan (1996–2001), its use was mandated by law.