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Saraswati Sheshta Balami, 14, the sister of bride Sumeena Shreshta Balami, 15, cries as the groom's family takes Sumeena away in Kagati Village, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal on Jan. 24, 2007. The Kagati village, a Newar community, is most well known for its propensity towards early marriage. Many Hindu families believe blessings will come upon them if marry off their girls before their first menstruation.
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