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Modest Swimwear: The 'Burqini' And Beyond (PHOTOS)

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The 'burqini'--modest cover-all swimwear for Muslim women--has taken a lot of heat this summer. A mayor in northern Italy banned them from beaches and pools, saying "the sight of a 'masked woman' could disturb small children, not to mention problems of hygiene." Last week, a Paris pool denied a woman entrance, citing their "no swimming while clothed" rule. But the burqini isn't the only swimwear designed to keep women covered. The Duggar family from TLC's "18 Kids and Counting" also donned conservative cover-ups.

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