HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES
FEBRUARY 24, 2013
PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES
PUBLISHED BY FARS NEWS AGENCY

REPRESENTATION:
Michelle Obama presents “Argo” with Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony.

REALITY:
The Iranian Fars News Agency altered the photograph of Mrs. Obama, adding a higher neckline and sleeves to her dress. 

Fars manipulated the image to comply with Iran’s requirement that all women, even those represented in the media, wear the Hijab to cover their hair, arms, and legs. 

Internet modification of women’s clothing to appease Iranian media censors is common throughout the country.

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