Iraq: Post-War Iraq: Iraq_004-01

Maysam Kaleel, 22, center, laughs with friends after classes at Basra University in Basra, Iraq. Almost all female students at Basra University wear hijab or head scarf because they feel if they don't, they will get killed by Shiite Muslim religious extremists, backed by armed militias. Fundamentalists are waging a campaign of intimidation to enforce a strict Islamic code of conduct in Iraq's second largest city.

Maysam Kaleel, 22, center, laughs with friends after classes at Basra University in Basra, Iraq. Almost all female students at Basra University wear hijab or head scarf because they feel if they don't, they will get killed by Shiite Muslim religious extremists, backed by armed militias. Fundamentalists are waging a campaign of intimidation to enforce a strict Islamic code of conduct in Iraq's second largest city.