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Submission + - Pastafarian headgear now official for documents (yahoo.com) 1

carletto writes: Austrian self-proclaimed Pastafarian Niko Alm was issued a driver's licence with a photo of him donning a colander. After 3 years the Austrian authorities have accepted his request to have a photo of him while wearing his religious headgear, the only kind of headgear allowed for the official photograph.

Submission + - Pasta strainer offical "religious headgear" (bbc.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: An Austrian atheist has fought for three years to get his driver's license. The Vienna Traffic Office did not accept his photo at first — because the man was wearing a pasta strainer as "religious headgear". Mr Alm said the sieve was a requirement of his religion. He belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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