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France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has cancelled a meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti after refusing to wear a headscarf.
The meeting was part of Ms Le Pen's three-day visit to Lebanon, where she has been meeting senior officials to bolster her foreign policy credentials.
She was scheduled to meet Grand Sunni Muslim Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian on Tuesday morning.
But shortly after she arrived at his office, one of his aides tried to give her a headscarf to put on - and she refused.
Ms Le Pen said she had met in the past with the Grand Mufti of Egypt's Al-Azhar, one of the world's top Sunni clerics, without wearing a veil.
She was heard telling an official: "I met the Grand Mufti of Al Azhar, he didn't ask for this. So it's a no.