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11/21/2011

Mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India

APTOPIX India Mass Marriage

India Mass Marriage

At top, an Indian Muslim bride, centre waves to her relatives during a mass marriage for 41 couple in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. Below, some of the brides display henna designs on their hands. Mass marriages are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the elaborate dowry which is customary in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

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