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Maya, 8, and Kishore, 13, pose for a wedding photo inside their new home, the day after the Hindu holy day of Akshaya Tritiya, called Akha Teej in North India. Despite legislation forbidding child marriage in India (Child Marriage Restraint Act-1929) and the much more progressive Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (2006) and many initiatives to prevent child marriage, marrying children off at a very tender age continues to be accepted by large sections of society. (Photo by Stephanie Sinclair/VII Photo Agency)

Maya, 8, and Kishore, 13, pose for a wedding photo inside their new home, the day after the Hindu holy day of Akshaya Tritiya, called Akha Teej in North India. Despite legislation forbidding child marriage in India (Child Marriage Restraint Act-1929) and the much more progressive Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (2006) and many initiatives to prevent child marriage, marrying children off at a very tender age continues to be accepted by large sections of society. (Photo by Stephanie Sinclair/VII Photo Agency)
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10 Apr 2014 07:42:00
Rani rides home with her father on the back of his bicycle on March 6, 2017 in Khulna division, Bangladesh. Rani, who is now 16, was under pressure to marry a boy when she was 14-years-old despite the reluctance of Rani and her father, Abdul. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Rani rides home with her father on the back of his bicycle on March 6, 2017 in Khulna division, Bangladesh. Rani, who is now 16, was under pressure to marry a boy when she was 14-years-old despite the reluctance of Rani and her father, Abdul. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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11 Mar 2017 00:00:00
Li Tingting, second from right, laughs as she is lifted off the ground by her wife Teresa Xu, right, outside of a beauty salon where the two were preparing for their wedding as clerks from an adjacent shop look on in Beijing, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (Photo by Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo)

Li Tingting, second from right, laughs as she is lifted off the ground by her wife Teresa Xu, right, outside of a beauty salon where the two were preparing for their wedding as clerks from an adjacent shop look on in Beijing, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Li, a 25-year-old prominent women's rights activist who was released from detention in April, held the wedding ceremony with her partner Teresa on Thursday and announced their marriage in an effort to push for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights in China. (Photo by Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo)
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03 Jul 2015 13:24:00
Chinese Teenager With Unusually Long Neck

This teenager from Anhui Province has Marfan syndrome, which has caused his neck to become very long. His father says that he has three extra vertebrae, according to Anhui News.
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01 Sep 2014 10:34:00
Pakistani brides attend a mass marriage ceremony in Karachi late March 26, 2013.  Some 110 couples participated in the mass wedding ceremony organised by a local charity welfare trust Al Ghousia. (Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP Photo)

Pakistani brides attend a mass marriage ceremony in Karachi late March 26, 2013. Some 110 couples participated in the mass wedding ceremony organised by a local charity welfare trust Al Ghousia. (Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP Photo)
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27 Mar 2013 08:54:00
Nasoin Akhter, 15, has her makeup done at a beauty parlor on the day of her wedding to a 32-year-old man, August 20, 2015, in Manikganj, Bangladesh. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Nasoin Akhter, 15, has her makeup done at a beauty parlor on the day of her wedding to a 32-year-old man, August 20, 2015, in Manikganj, Bangladesh. In June of this year, Human Rights Watch released a damning report about child marriage in Bangladesh. The country has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with 29% of girls marrying before the age of 15, and 65% of girls marrying before they turn 18. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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27 Aug 2015 12:02:00
Indian underprivileged and specially abled grooms and brides in traditional marriage attire arrives to take part in a mass marriage ceremony in Mumbai, India, 29 May 2016. Around 51 couples got married during the ceremony which was organized by Narayan Seva Sansthan, for the underprivileged and specially abled people. From this 51 couples, both the partners are physically disabled in 22 couples, one partner is physically disabled in seven couples and 22 couples are from underprivileged circumstances. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA)

Indian underprivileged and specially abled grooms and brides in traditional marriage attire arrives to take part in a mass marriage ceremony in Mumbai, India, 29 May 2016. Around 51 couples got married during the ceremony which was organized by Narayan Seva Sansthan, for the underprivileged and specially abled people. From this 51 couples, both the partners are physically disabled in 22 couples, one partner is physically disabled in seven couples and 22 couples are from underprivileged circumstances. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA)
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31 May 2016 11:48:00
Winti spiritual leader Ramon Mac-Nack (2nd L) looks on as as his bride Melissa Karwafodi (2nd R) hands a gourd to a Maroon priest (L) as they are wedded in the first Winti marriage ever to be held in public, in district Para, Suriname, November 16, 2015. (Photo by Ranu Abhelakh/Reuters)

Winti spiritual leader Ramon Mac-Nack (2nd L) looks on as as his bride Melissa Karwafodi (2nd R) hands a gourd to a Maroon priest (L) as they are wedded in the first Winti marriage ever to be held in public, in district Para, Suriname, November 16, 2015. The Winti religion, which formed centuries ago out of elements of different religious traditions that African slaves brought with them to Suriname, was considered a form idolatry and prohibited by law since the days of slavery until it was finally officially recognized in 1971. (Photo by Ranu Abhelakh/Reuters)
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27 Nov 2015 05:51:00