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An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked Wednesday as images of a veiled woman surrounded by police on a beach in Nice went viral.

The series of photos published by British media showed a woman dressed in leggings, a tunic and headscarf lying on a beach surrounded by four police officers.

At one point the woman removes her tunic -- it is unclear if she was ordered to do so or did so of her own accord -- while a policeman appears to write out a fine.

The photos, whose source is not clear, caused a furore on Twitter, where many interpreted them as the woman being forced to undress by police.


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