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5. I'm Too Sexy for My Burqa

Apart from her somewhat downcast eyes, the female star of this Foreign Policy cover at first appears to be concealed in a burqa. But this burqa, in fact, conceals nothing—because it's body paint. While sexuality is merely a suggestion—aside from her facial features and rib cage, no body parts are starkly outlined—the effect has the potential to offend two groups: those who find it abhorrent that Middle Eastern women are expected to dress in this manner and those who believe in these traditions of faith. In a debate on the magazine's website, Naheed Mustafa argued that the cover image "works against the essay" in its divisiveness. 

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