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A burkini (right) and a culotte swimmer (center) are on display in the Cherchez la Femme (Look for the Woman) exhibition in the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, on March 30, 2017. Christophe Gateau/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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A French city approved burkinis in its pools. Then the backlash came

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Somali American and Muslim model Halima Aden wears a burkini for Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, sparking both praise and criticism on social media. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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Nesrine Kenza (right) wears a burkini at the beach with two friends in Marseille, France, on Aug. 29. Courts have struck down bans on the burkini, but the debate has carried on and is now being raised by presidential candidates. AP hide caption

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Beach Season Winds Down, But Burkini Debate Rages On In France

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Burkini bans in France have sparked international outrage. In London, people recently held a "Wear what you want beach party" outside France's embassy. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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