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Syrian bride crosses border to marry in Israel

Syrian bride Samar Khayal abandoned her family in Syria to marry Farhat, a man she has never seen before, to live in neighboring Israel. See a story from 2008 about an Israeli bride that crossed into Syria to get married.

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Druze Nabeeh Farhat (42) from Buqata in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights, escorts his Syrian bride Samar Khayal through the UN monitored no man's land at the Quneitra checkpoint between Israel and Syria on Wednesday Jan. 5, 2011.

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U.N. peace-keeping force officers watch out for Israeli Druze groom Nabeeh Farhat and his Syrian Druze bride Samar Khayal, not pictured, at the Kuneitra Crossing, in the Golan Heights.

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Israeli Druze women, relatives of groom Nabeeh Farhat, wait for him and his Syrian Druze bride Samar Khayal, not pictured, at the Kuneitra Crossing, in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war and later annexed, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011.