PHOTOS: Mass marriage in India features 47 couples

Mass marriages are organized by social organizations in India primarily to help families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the elaborate dowry that is customary in many communities.


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Indian Muslim volunteers arrange dowry items to be presented to the newly wed couples during a mass marriage for 47 couples in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Ajit Solanki/AP





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