"National Geographic has published one of the most intelligently written pieces on Iraq I have seen. I do not know the writer, Frank Viviano, or the photographer, Ed Kashi, but their collaboration entitled 'Who's Winning in Iraq' is precise and cogent," writes Michael Yon. Scene from a Kurdish wedding above.
Women look so ugly in scarves unless they are tied behind their necks as in the case of the gorgeous gal above in orange [via Michael Yon] -- not to mention the bride in the background -- compared with the disagreeable-faced woman to her right. They're called babushkas -- grandmothers -- for a reason. Like anyone, all kinds of gals have all kinds of rationales for whatever, including why they "choose" to wear a scarf or not. Take it or leave it, wear it or not, it's homely when it's tied under the chin. Then there are the men. The male Saudis' head scarves are gorgeous . . . Note they are not tied under the chin as are the veiled women's. Fashion statements are huge amongst the animals of this world, including humans.