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Playing beach volleyball in a hijab

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany compete. Egypt's Doaa Elghobashy, 19, competing in her first Olympics, has achieved widespread internet fame for wearing a hijab against bikini-clad opponents. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany compete. Egypt's Doaa Elghobashy, 19, competing in her first Olympics, has achieved widespread internet fame for wearing a hijab against bikini-clad opponents. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany compete. Egypt's Doaa Elghobashy, 19, competing in her first Olympics, has achieved widespread internet fame for wearing a hijab against bikini-clad opponents. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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After Tuesday's match against Italy, which Egypt lost 21-10 21-13, Elghobashy looked visibly frustrated by the media attention as she told Reuters she had worn a hijab for 10 years and felt completely comfortable in the outfit.    REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

After Tuesday's match against Italy, which Egypt lost 21-10 21-13, Elghobashy looked visibly frustrated by the media attention as she told Reuters she had worn a hijab for 10 years and felt completely comfortable in the outfit. REUTERS/Ruben...more

After Tuesday's match against Italy, which Egypt lost 21-10 21-13, Elghobashy looked visibly frustrated by the media attention as she told Reuters she had worn a hijab for 10 years and felt completely comfortable in the outfit. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
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"We were very proud to play in front of such a great crowd," Elghobashy said through a translator. "I wear a hijab because I am a Muslim but it doesn't stop me feeling a part of this game."   REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

"We were very proud to play in front of such a great crowd," Elghobashy said through a translator. "I wear a hijab because I am a Muslim but it doesn't stop me feeling a part of this game." REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

"We were very proud to play in front of such a great crowd," Elghobashy said through a translator. "I wear a hijab because I am a Muslim but it doesn't stop me feeling a part of this game." REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany compete. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany compete. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany compete. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Doaa Elghobashy reacts. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Doaa Elghobashy reacts. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Doaa Elghobashy reacts. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Laura Giombini of Italy compete. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Laura Giombini of Italy compete. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Laura Giombini of Italy compete. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Laura Giombini of Italy compete. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Laura Giombini of Italy compete. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Laura Giombini of Italy compete. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Nada Meawad of Egypt react. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Nada Meawad of Egypt react. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Nada Meawad of Egypt react. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt takes a selfie. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt takes a selfie. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt takes a selfie. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt reacts. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt reacts. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt reacts. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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