A woman wearing an abaya dress (C) walks in the streets of Marseille, southern France, on August 29, 2023. Abayas -- long, flowing dresses of Middle Eastern origin will be banned for schoolgirls, French Education Minister, Gabriel Attal told reporters on August 27, 2023, as students prepare to return to their classrooms after the summer holidays. LEHTIKUVA / AFP, AFP / LEHTIKUVA / NICOLAS TUCAT