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MEAUX, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 22: Hind Ahmas, 32, (L) stands with Kenza Drider, 32 as she leaves the court after being convicted as the first woman wearing a niqab after France's nationwide ban on the wearing of face veils on September 22, 2011 in Meaux, France. Hind Ahmas, 32, was fined 120 Euros and Najate Nait Ali 80 Euros after breaking the newly implemented French law. Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland either have or are considering the banning of full-face veils. France was the first European country to ban women from wearing them in public. Drider announced that she will stand in France's 2012 Presidential election. (Photo by Franck Prevel/Getty Images)

MEAUX, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 22:  Hind Ahmas, 32, (L) stands with Kenza Drider, 32 as she leaves the court after being convicted as the first woman wearing a niqab after France's nationwide ban on the wearing of face veils on September 22, 2011 in Meaux, France. Hind Ahmas, 32, was fined 120 Euros and Najate Nait Ali 80 Euros after breaking the newly implemented French law. Belgium, Italy, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland either have or are considering the banning of full-face veils.  France was the first European country to ban women from wearing them in public. Drider announced that she will stand in France's 2012 Presidential election. (Photo by Franck Prevel/Getty Images)