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Kolkata Mass Marriage

Kolkata Mass Marriage

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 18, 2013 14:55 IST ]
  • An Indian bride takes part in a Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    An Indian bride takes part in a Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • An Indian groom, left, and brides wait for their respective partners during a Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    An Indian groom, left, and brides wait for their respective partners during a Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • Indian brides wait for their grooms during a Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    Indian brides wait for their grooms during a Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • Indian brides sit together during the Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    Indian brides sit together during the Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • An Indian bride covers her face during the Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    An Indian bride covers her face during the Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • An Indian relative helps a bride get ready before a ritual during the Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    An Indian relative helps a bride get ready before a ritual during the Muslim community mass marriage in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. A total of 151 Muslim couples tied the knot at the mass marriage. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • A Hindu priest, left, performs a ritual during a mass community marriage in Kolkata, India, Sunday, March 17, 2013. Fifty two couples from the economically weaker sections of the society tied the knot in front of their family members at the mass marriage organized by a social organization Sunday. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    A Hindu priest, left, performs a ritual during a mass community marriage in Kolkata, India, Sunday, March 17, 2013. Fifty two couples from the economically weaker sections of the society tied the knot in front of their family members at the mass marriage organized by a social organization Sunday. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • An Indian groom puts vermillion on the forehead of his bride during a mass community marriage in Kolkata, India, Sunday, March 17, 2013. Fifty two couples from the economically weaker sections of the society tied the knot in front of their family members at the mass marriage organized by a social organization Sunday. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    An Indian groom puts vermillion on the forehead of his bride during a mass community marriage in Kolkata, India, Sunday, March 17, 2013. Fifty two couples from the economically weaker sections of the society tied the knot in front of their family members at the mass marriage organized by a social organization Sunday. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • A groom adjusts the headgear of his newly married bride during a mass community marriage in Kolkata, India, Sunday, March 17, 2013. Fifty two couples from the economically weaker sections of the society tied the knot in front of their family members at the mass marriage organized by a social organization Sunday. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    A groom adjusts the headgear of his newly married bride during a mass community marriage in Kolkata, India, Sunday, March 17, 2013. Fifty two couples from the economically weaker sections of the society tied the knot in front of their family members at the mass marriage organized by a social organization Sunday. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • A newly married bride looks on during a mass community marriage in Kolkata, India, Sunday, March 17, 2013. Fifty two couples from the economically weaker sections of the society tied the knot in front of their family members at the mass marriage organized by a social organization Sunday. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    A newly married bride looks on during a mass community marriage in Kolkata, India, Sunday, March 17, 2013. Fifty two couples from the economically weaker sections of the society tied the knot in front of their family members at the mass marriage organized by a social organization Sunday. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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