3/20/04 -- Maysam Kaleel, 22, of Basra, center, laughs
with friends after classes at Basra University in
Basra, Iraq, on Saturday, March 20, 2004. Almost all female students at Basra
University wear hijab or a 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.