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In pictures: Burkini swimsuit line launched in Sydney

Models clad in burkini swimsuits pose for photos with Australian-Lebanese designer Aheda Zanetti

In pictures: Burkini swimsuit line launched in Sydney
Models clad in burkini swimsuits pose for photos with Australian-Lebanese designer Aheda Zanetti (C) in western Sydney on August 19, 2016. The light-weight, quick-drying two-piece swimsuit which covers the body and hair has been banned from French beaches by several mayors in recent weeks following deadly attacks linked to ISIL. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Burkini swimsuit line launched in Sydney
Fitness instructor Fatma Taha wears a burkini swimsuit as she poses for pictures at a shop in western Sydney on August 19, 2016. Part bikini, part all-covering burqa, the burqini swimsuit has sparked huge controversy in France, but in Australia where the beach is a national obsession, it's seen as a symbol of inclusion, says its designer Aheda Zanetti. The light-weight, quick-drying two-piece swimsuit which covers the body and hair has been banned from French beaches by several mayors in recent weeks following deadly attacks linked to ISIL. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Burkini swimsuit line launched in Sydney
Muslim models display burkini swimsuits at a shop in western Sydney on August 19, 2016. Part bikini, part all-covering burqa, the burqini swimsuit has sparked huge controversy in France, but in Australia where the beach is a national obsession, it's seen as a symbol of inclusion, says its designer Aheda Zanetti. The light-weight, quick-drying two-piece swimsuit which covers the body and hair has been banned from French beaches by several mayors in recent weeks following deadly attacks linked to ISIL. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)