Woman wears spaghetti strainer on head in license photo

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(KTLA/KFOR/PIX11) -- A female driver in Oklahoma was allowed to wear a spaghetti strainer on her head for her driver's license photo, citing the state's allowance of religious headwear.

The religion is known as Pastafarianism, also known as the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, was created in 2005 and is viewed by some as a tongue-in-cheek way of questioning religion, although the official website says it is a real religion.

The strainer, according to PIX11's sister-station KFOR-TV, symbolizes freedom for Shawna Hammond.

Although Hammond claims atheism, she believes no one should be forced into certain beliefs. She claims the need to wear the colander as part of her faith and uses the strainer as its symbol.