BAGHDAD (AP) - For much of Iraq's youth,
sporting blingy makeup, slicked-up hair and skintight jeans is just part
of living the teenage dream. But for their elders, it's a nightmare.
A new culture rift is emerging in Iraq,
as young women replace shapeless cover-ups with ankle-baring skirts and
tight blouses, while men strut around in revealing slacks and spiky
haircuts. The relatively skimpy styles have prompted Islamic clerics in
at least two Iraqi cities to mobilize local security guards as a
"fashion police" in the name of protecting religious values.
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