Mass Wedding Ceremony Takes Place in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Dozens of Afghan women covered in green shawls are married to Afghan men in a mass wedding ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 13.

The ceremony was attended by hundreds of guests and gun-toting Taliban fighters.

Marriage is a costly affair in deeply impoverished Afghanistan, traditionally involving huge dowries, expensive gifts and lavish parties.

This ceremony hitching 70 couples was one of the largest recently witnessed in Afghanistan, currently in economic freefall since the return of the Taliban.

Guests of opposite sexes were separated by around a dozen Taliban fighters patrolling with weapons, and the only entertainment was poetry recitations and speeches by charity organizers of the event.
(AFP)

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