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In pictures: World Hijab Day marked in New York City with a rally at City Hall

The day was started five years ago when a Muslim in New York invited other women to experience what it is like to wear a hijab every day in America.

In pictures: World Hijab Day marked in New York City with a rally at City Hall
A child wears an American Flag head scarf while standing with his mother at an event at City Hall for World Hijab Day on February 1, 2017 in New York City. The day was started five years ago when a Muslim in New York invited other women to experience what it is like to wear a hijab every day in America. The day is now celebrated in cities around the world. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World Hijab Day marked in New York City with a rally at City Hall
Women wear American Flag head scarfs at an event at City Hall for World Hijab Day on February 1, 2017 in New York City. The day was started five years ago when a Muslim in New York invited other women to experience what it is like to wear a hijab every day in America. The day is now celebrated in cities around the world. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World Hijab Day marked in New York City with a rally at City Hall
Women wear American Flag head scarfs at an event at City Hall for World Hijab Day on February 1, 2017 in New York City. The day was started five years ago when a Muslim in New York invited other women to experience what it is like to wear a hijab every day in America. The day is now celebrated in cities around the world. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World Hijab Day marked in New York City with a rally at City Hall
Women wear an American Flag head scarf at an event at City Hall for World Hijab Day on February 1, 2017 in New York City. The day was started five years ago when a Muslim in New York invited other women to experience what it is like to wear a hijab every day in America. The day is now celebrated in cities around the world. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World Hijab Day marked in New York City with a rally at City Hall
Women wear American Flag head scarfs at an event at City Hall for World Hijab Day on February 1, 2017 in New York City. The day was started five years ago when a Muslim in New York invited other women to experience what it is like to wear a hijab every day in America. The day is now celebrated in cities around the world. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World Hijab Day marked in New York City with a rally at City Hall
Women wear an American Flag head scarf at an event at City Hall for World Hijab Day on February 1, 2017 in New York City. The day was started five years ago when a Muslim in New York invited other women to experience what it is like to wear a hijab every day in America. The day is now celebrated in cities around the world. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World Hijab Day marked in New York City with a rally at City Hall
Sophia Herron wears an American Flag head scarf at an event at City Hall for World Hijab Day on February 1, 2017 in New York City. The day was started five years ago when a Muslim in New York invited other women to experience what it is like to wear a hijab every day in America. The day is now celebrated in cities around the world. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World Hijab Day marked in New York City with a rally at City Hall
Women wear an American Flag head scarf at an event at City Hall for World Hijab Day on February 1, 2017 in New York City. The day was started five years ago when a Muslim in New York invited other women to experience what it is like to wear a hijab every day in America. The day is now celebrated in cities around the world. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World Hijab Day marked in New York City with a rally at City Hall
A child wears an American Flag head scarf at an event at City Hall for World Hijab Day on February 1, 2017 in New York City. The day was started five years ago when a Muslim in New York invited other women to experience what it is like to wear a hijab every day in America. The day is now celebrated in cities around the world. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World Hijab Day marked in New York City with a rally at City Hall
Women wear an American Flag head scarf at an event at City Hall for World Hijab Day on February 1, 2017 in New York City. The day was started five years ago when a Muslim in New York invited other women to experience what it is like to wear a hijab every day in America. The day is now celebrated in cities around the world. (Getty Images)