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Sumeena Shreshta Balami, center of group on left, 15, sits with the relatives of her new husband Prakash Balami, 16, at her new home. in Kagati Village, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal on Jan. 31 ,2007. Early marriage is a harmful traditional practice 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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