Germany's Bavaria moves to ban full-face veil

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_DEU130906aa002.jpegBERLIN — The German state of Bavaria moved to ban the full-face veil worn by some Muslim women from public places, an initiative that reflects a growing backlash against the flood of migrants admitted into Germany the past two years.

The legislature of the southeastern state, which was a gateway for asylum seekers from southern Europe, passed a bill Tuesday night that would ban the garments — known as a niqab or burqa — on the grounds they prevent communication and endanger public safety.

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