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The world in photos: Dec 14 - 20

2015-12-21 11:19

By (chinadaily.com.cn)

The world in photos: Dec 14 - 20

A close-up view of the decorated hands of a Nepalese girl holding the holy fruit 'Bel' while taking part in the ceremony 'Bel Bibaha or Ehee' in Kathmandu, Nepal, Dec 16, 2015. More than 30 girls aged less than nine years-old got married to the 'Bel' fruit or holy fruit, which is a symbol of the god Vishnu. According to Newar community customs, women get marriage three times in their lifes, first is with the Bel fruit before the age of nine, the second time is with the Sun around the age of puberty and third one is with a man which is known as their real marriage. [Photo/IC]