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Kanchi Balami Shreshta, 17, kisses her younger cousin Sumeena Balami Shreshta, 15, goodbye as she leaves home on her wedding day in Kagati Village, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal on Jan. 24, 2007. Even though the legal age for marriage in Nepal is 18, Hindu traditions encourage marriage before or near the brides first menstruation.
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