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Surita, 16, wails as she is forced to leave her village after her wedding ceremony 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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