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Muslim women show off their veils with pride on social media for World Hijab Day

Women across the Muslim world have been sharing pictures of their veils in celebration ofWorld Hijab Day.

The annual event. which has taken place on February 1 since 2013 in 140 countries across the world, aims to encourage all women to experience what it feels like to wear the hijab regardless of their religion.

World Hijab Day has taken place on February 1 every year since 2013 in 140 countries
World Hijab Day has taken place on February 1 every year since 2013 in 140 countries across the world

The idea is that it will promote a greater understanding between faiths and help non-Muslim people toappreciate why the garment is worn.

In celebration of the day, thousands of Muslim women have also been taking part by sharing pictures of themselves wearing hijabs on social media.

On Instagram alone, there are more than 25,000 posts of women with the hashtag #worldhijabday.

The images help to reveal to the rest of the world, the wide range of women who wear the item.

While some are pictured wearing loose dark clothing on the rest of their bodies, others pose inpictures wearing brightly coloured fitted clothing, with expertly made-up faces.

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