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The Mayor of Cannes was wrong to ban the "burkini"

By Jessica Abrahams  

In 1907, celebrated Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman was in Boston when she decided to head down to the beach for some exercise. Kellerman was a champion; a multiple world-record holder who enjoyed international renown for her aquatic feats, including diving and long-distance swimming. When she reached Revere Beach she stepped into the water in her one-piece swimsuit with its high neckline and shorts,…

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