Women who wear hijab coverings often keep them on whenever they are in public—even swimming, as this woman is doing off Saudi Arabia's coast. Like many Saudi women, she is wearing a head scarf called a niqab and an abaya. An abaya covers the entire body except the head, feet, and hands.

Photograph by Sebastian Farmborough, My Shot

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Hijab is an Islamic concept of modesty and privacy, most notably expressed in women’s clothing that covers most of the body.