A French court has ruled against a woman who sued a private child-care centre that fired her for wearing an Islamic headscarf and cloak to work.
In this picture taken on March 8, two women in Witten, Germany, model hijabs at an Islam-style fashion show. (Frank Augstein/Associated Press)
The case has become a symbol of the debate over religious freedom in France.
The Babyloup nursery, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is located in a poor housing project in the town of Chanteloup-les-Vignes, northwest of Paris.