The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - News -

Take a walk down any street in any town these days and you’re sure to come across men with bushier beards than Santa Claus.

You won’t see such a sight in the coun­try of Ta­jik­istan, where au­thor­i­ties have banned beards.

So when two bearded ac­tors were spot­ted walk­ing down the street in the town of Koni­bodom by po­lice, they were im­me­di­ately de­tained.

Hun­dreds of thou­sands of men have al­ready been ar­rested in the beard crack­down, which comes from a crack­down against re­li­gious ex­trem­ism.

When the pair ex­plained they were ac­tors in town to per­form a play, they were granted tem­po­rary per­mits al­low­ing them to sport their fa­cial hair in pub­lic. It was a close shave (or not!) for the men.

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