The bans on the full-body bathing suit had outraged rights defenders worldwide.
The Australian designer who created the burqini, a full body head-covering swimsuit, says the burqini ban in France boosted online burqini sales up to 200%.
David Lisnard, the mayor of the French Rivera resort, had caused an uproar among rights groups by making Cannes the first city to impose the ban on the full-body swimsuits.
French officials announced on Thursday that the mayor of Cannes has banned the wearing of burkinis - full-body swimsuits - on the beaches of the French Riviera resort.
Virtual reality films come to Cannes film festival, with directors expressing mixed feelings – some are optimistic about the genre while others see it as a 'dangerous medium.'
Hundreds of police, security agents and special armed forces are on stand-by amid fear of attacks at the Cannes Film Festival.
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