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In pictures: First Muslim women in Denmark fined for wearing full-face Islamic veil

The law - which comes into effect on August 1, wearing a burqa, which covers a person's entire face, or the niqab, which only shows the eyes, in public carries - will fine violators 1,000 Kroner ($156) for the first three violations. Those who violate the regulation a fourth time will be fined 10,000 Kroner ($1,577).

In pictures: First Muslim women in Denmark fined for wearing full-face Islamic veil
Women wearing niqab sit in the audience at the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 31, 2018. The Danish parliament on Thursday, May 31,2018, passed a law banning the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces, becoming the latest European country to do so.
In pictures: First Muslim women in Denmark fined for wearing full-face Islamic veil
A veiled woman takes pictures during a demonstration on August 1, 2018, the first day of the implementation of the Danish face veil ban, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark's controversial ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women's rights, while supporters argue it enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society.
In pictures: First Muslim women in Denmark fined for wearing full-face Islamic veil
Demonstrators hold a banner reading 'My clothes, My choice' as they protest against a veil ban on August 1, 2018, the first day of the implementation of the Danish face veil ban, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark's controversial ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women's rights, while supporters argue it enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society.
In pictures: First Muslim women in Denmark fined for wearing full-face Islamic veil
Veiled women take part in a demonstration against the veil ban on August 1, 2018, the first day of the implementation of the Danish face veil ban, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark's controversial ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women's rights, while supporters argue it enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society.
In pictures: First Muslim women in Denmark fined for wearing full-face Islamic veil
Martin Henriksen (R) from the Danish People's Party is given a cartoon for his effort to get veils banned, during a demonstration organised by For Frihed 'For Freedom', who is PRO face veil ban, on the first day of the implementation of the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1, 2018. Denmark's controversial ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women's rights, while supporters argue it enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society.
In pictures: First Muslim women in Denmark fined for wearing full-face Islamic veil
Veiled women take part in a demonstration against the veil ban on August 1, 2018, the first day of the implementation of the Danish face veil ban, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark's controversial ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women's rights, while supporters argue it enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society.
In pictures: First Muslim women in Denmark fined for wearing full-face Islamic veil
People take part in a demonstration organised by the 'For Frihed' (For Freedom), who is PRO face veil ban, on August 1, 2018, the first day of the implementation of the Danish face veil ban, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark's controversial ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women's rights, while supporters argue it enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society.
In pictures: First Muslim women in Denmark fined for wearing full-face Islamic veil
Women wearing niqab to veil their faces take part in a demonstration on August 1, 2018, the first day of the implementation of the Danish face veil ban, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark's controversial ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women's rights, while supporters argue it enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society.
In pictures: First Muslim women in Denmark fined for wearing full-face Islamic veil
Veiled women take part in a demonstration against the veil ban on August 1, 2018, the first day of the implementation of the Danish face veil ban, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark's controversial ban on the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces came into force as women protested the new measure which fines anyone wearing the garment. Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women's rights, while supporters argue it enables better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society.
In pictures: First Muslim women in Denmark fined for wearing full-face Islamic veil
Women wearing niqab are pictured in front of the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 31, 2018. The Danish parliament on Thursday, May 31,2018, passed a law banning the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces, becoming the latest European country to do so.