Some are calling it a culture clash, others are celebrating the diversity.
The photo was taken by Reuters photographer Lucy Nicholson during the game this Sunday.
“I have worn the hijab for 10 years,” Elghobashy told the Associated Press after the match. “It doesn't keep me away from the things I love to do, and beach volleyball is one of them.”
Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
BBC Africa called it a battle of “Bikini vs Burka.”
Note: A burka is another garment altogether, one that covers the entire head and body.
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