This link connects to a photo collage by TIME magazine of Saudi women in the Kingdom. The purpose of the photos is to depict that not all (although most) Saudi women are shrouded from head to toe in black. In some professional work places, women do have choices on whether they wish to cover or interact with male colleagues. The photos further illustrate too that men and woman can interact professionally without the need for the woman to be covered from head to toe.
Although cultural in nature, it should ultimate be the choice of the women to how much she wishes to cover. Islam places an emphasis on modesty but a woman can remain modest without having to go as far as covering her hair and face if she does not wish to do so.
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