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Far-right candidate sees a France sans kippas, headscarves
by Elaine Ganley
No more Muslim women in the Metro wearing the latest in headscarf attire. No more young Jewish boys in kippas dashing into the bakery for the family's dinner baquette.
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen's plan to ban religious symbols from French streets if elected president this spring would dramatically alter the country's urban landscape.
Le Pen gave a real-life demonstration of her far-reaching but little-noticed proposal during a trip this week to Lebanon, refusing to don a head covering for a visit with a Muslim religious leader. She lost out on the meeting but won new publicity just as she is topping polls.
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