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The International Basketball Federation will decide whether to lift its ban on head coverings this month. It's a monumental change for many Muslim basketball players.

For professional player Indira Kaljo, this decision could change the future of her career.

Originally put in place out of concern for player safety, the protocol for basketball's international governing body FIBA says, "Players shall not wear equipment [objects] that may cause injury to other players."

This includes head coverings larger than five centimeters. Kaljo, a Muslim woman who wears the hijab, has spent the past two years fighting to change this.


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