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    ‘Sports Illustrated’ Features First Burkini Model

    Somali-American Halima Aden has become the publication’s first-ever model to appear in a hijab and burkini in its widely popular swimsuit edition. The Kenyan-born refugee, who moved to the U.S. at age 7, says she hopes to be an example for others. Aden, who was photographed on Kenya’s Watamu Beach, said, “Young girls who wear a hijab should have women they look up to in any and every industry.”

    What’s the reaction? Not everyone’s celebrating the move: Critics point to what they claim is the contradiction of featuring conservative Islamic dress in “a magazine known for objectifying women.”

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