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Europe Bulgaria bans the veil: Is this like France’s burkini ban?

Bulgaria's face-covering ban echoes similar bans by other countries in Europe, as lawmakers struggle to reconcile secular, liberal values with an influx of Muslim immigrants from the Middle East. 

Ali Jarekji/REUTERS/File

Following in the steps of lawmakers in France and Belgium, the Bulgarian parliament voted to ban facial coverings, or veils such as burqas, on Friday.

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