In a frilly of multicolored scarves and scarves, a group of teenage girls aged between 14 and 17 crowd in front of small mirrors at the entrance to the Paul-Éluard high school in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis). It's just past noon and many of them leave the establishment, hiding their hair.
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Here, secularism and the 2004 law on religious symbols in public schools are a daily reality. They know a thing or two about it, these young people who are taking courses on the subject and some of them took part in a podcast last year, "Tenue laïque demandee" (for Arte Radio) with their history and geography teachers.
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