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Nepal's child grooms suffer in physical, emotional ways
Nepal's child grooms suffer in physical, emotional ways

The groom remembers his wedding day only in snapshots, like a dream that comes back in fragments. A band played Hindi songs. He rode in a rented van, his family dancing alongside. Guests dined on rice, daland potato fritters known as pakoras, a food for special occasions. It looked, he was told, much like the wedding of his older brother, who was now in Saudi Arabia working to feed his two children. The groom had already started to think about how he would support his own family. The marriage had been arranged by his parents, so it wasn't until he lifted his bride's veil to apply the ceremonial vermilion powder that he saw her face for the first time. She looked pretty, he...

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