Three women in hijab wait as a boy swims in the ocean in front of the Casa Nemo Beach Resort and Spa of Pulau Weh island, Indonesia.

Three women in hijab wait as a boy swims in the ocean in front of the Casa Nemo Beach Resort and Spa of Pulau Weh island, Indonesia. The resort and diving island is only a hour ferry ride away from Banda Aceh, but has significant differences. One being that on this stretch of beach in Sabang, many Muslim women choose not to wear hijab. In Banda Aceh, Sharia law requires the use of head covering and long, loose pants. However, Muslim women commonly go to the beach and in the water fully covered.

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Carey Wagner/IRP

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