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Surita Shreshta Balami, 16, screams out in protest as the wedding procession carries her to her new home with Bishal Shreshta Balami, 15 Kagati Village, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal on Jan. 29, 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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