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Sumeena Shreshta Balami, 15, cries as the wedding procession leads her to her new husband's home in Kagati Village, Kathmandu Village, Nepal on Jan. 24, 2007. The harmful traditional practice of early marriage is common in Nepal. The Kagati village, a Newar community, is most well known for its propensity towards this practice. Many Hindu families believe blessings will come upon them if marry off their girls before their first menstruation.
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