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Sun Protection, Shanghai Photograph by Justin Guariglia A woman wears a visor and sleeved shawl to protect her skin from the sun as she rides her bicycle in Shanghai. Many women in Asia cover themselves in light clothing to prevent sun damage.

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Folk Dress, Serbia Photograph by Igor Markov, My Shot A Serbian woman wears traditional folk attire. In Serbia, the style of folk dress varies according to the region.

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Grandfather, Nepal Photograph by Bas Uterwijk, Your Shot A man sits with his granddaughter on the outside of a temple in Bhaktapur in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. His fabric hat—called a topi—is part of the Himalayan country’s traditional dress.

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Maasai women wear colorful clothing and adornments as they walk on a plain in Tanzania

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Rough-cut turquoise stones adorn the headdresses of two women in Ladakh, a remote Himalayan region. Long, heavy robes are worn by men and women alike.

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Workers from Guizhou Province pause on a sidewalk in Shanghai. Western fashions and ideas have traditionally entered China through the growing city, a former treaty port hospitable to foreigners.

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Women wearing Islamic dress navigate a busy street in Tehran. Muslim women commonly don concealing garments to maintain modesty

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Women in Provence, France, wear traditional dresses for a memorial gathering

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Assistants adjust the cape of Spanish matador Serafin Marin before a bullfight in Pamplona in 2008. The matador’s costume is one of the most recognizable of Spain’s traditional garments

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Procession, India

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