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In Pics: Nationwide anti-hijab protest in Iran

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After spending three days in coma, 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, succumbed to her injuries on 16 September in Iran. She died in police custody for allegedly violating the country's hijab rules.  (AFP)
1/10After spending three days in coma, 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, succumbed to her injuries on 16 September in Iran. She died in police custody for allegedly violating the country's hijab rules.  (AFP)
However, her death has sparked a nation wide protests against restriction on women in Iran. Led by the women of Iran, the protest has gained momentum and has spread to several other countries as well. Several people have lost their lives during the protest.  (AP)
2/10However, her death has sparked a nation wide protests against restriction on women in Iran. Led by the women of Iran, the protest has gained momentum and has spread to several other countries as well. Several people have lost their lives during the protest.  (AP)
Led by the women of the country, the protest has seen massive support from different genders. Photos of women cutting their hair and removing their headscarfs as a part of the protest are widely circulated on the internet.  (AP)
3/10Led by the women of the country, the protest has seen massive support from different genders. Photos of women cutting their hair and removing their headscarfs as a part of the protest are widely circulated on the internet.  (AP)
Several women have come on street and even cut their hair in protest after the death of Mahsa Amini. In the picture, an Iranian women living in Tukey chopped off her hair with scissors during a protest.  (AFP)
4/10Several women have come on street and even cut their hair in protest after the death of Mahsa Amini. In the picture, an Iranian women living in Tukey chopped off her hair with scissors during a protest.  (AFP)
Tens of thousand of people are hitting on the streets of Iran to protest against the current Iranian regime for their conservative policies. The protest has gone violent and around 9 deaths have been reported since the outbreak of the anti-hijab protest. (AP)
5/10Tens of thousand of people are hitting on the streets of Iran to protest against the current Iranian regime for their conservative policies. The protest has gone violent and around 9 deaths have been reported since the outbreak of the anti-hijab protest. (AP)
After the 1979, Islamic Revolution, the women in the country were supposed to follow a fixed mandatory dress code in public. They must come out by wearing head scarf and loose-fitting clothing to hide their figures in public. (REUTERS)
6/10After the 1979, Islamic Revolution, the women in the country were supposed to follow a fixed mandatory dress code in public. They must come out by wearing head scarf and loose-fitting clothing to hide their figures in public. (REUTERS)
Beside in Iran, the women are heavily protesting in other countries like USA and Germany. These ladies are the exile Iranians of the National Council of Resistance of Iran who are protesting in front of the embassy of Iran in Berlin, Germany, (AP)
7/10Beside in Iran, the women are heavily protesting in other countries like USA and Germany. These ladies are the exile Iranians of the National Council of Resistance of Iran who are protesting in front of the embassy of Iran in Berlin, Germany, (AP)
Mahsa Amini, was on a visit with her family to Tehran, Iran's capital. During her visit she was detained by morality police of Iran because she was wearing loose headscarf.  (REUTERS)
8/10Mahsa Amini, was on a visit with her family to Tehran, Iran's capital. During her visit she was detained by morality police of Iran because she was wearing loose headscarf.  (REUTERS)
Despite of severe restrictions on women, many of them have showed the courage to stand up against the state atrocities for their own rights.  (AFP)
9/10Despite of severe restrictions on women, many of them have showed the courage to stand up against the state atrocities for their own rights.  (AFP)
Canada based poet, film maker Leena Manimekali took on Twitter to post this picture. She captioned it, ‘This picture of chopped hair hoisted as a flag will be the photograph of this century.’ (Twitter (@LeenaManimekali))
10/10Canada based poet, film maker Leena Manimekali took on Twitter to post this picture. She captioned it, ‘This picture of chopped hair hoisted as a flag will be the photograph of this century.’ (Twitter (@LeenaManimekali))
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