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Europeans and their wacky wedding photos

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A bridal couple and the witnesses to their marriage pose for a wedding picture in the park of Charlottenburg castle in Berlin, Germany, on October 1.

I spent an enjoyable hour last Saturday evening sitting outside a bar in the central square of the Sicilian city of Catania, captivated by a procession of newly-wed couples and their attendant photographers, videographers and stylists who seemed to be engaged in a contest to come up with the wackiest, tackiest wedding photo they could possibly imagine.

Seven days on, this picture reminds me that it's not an exclusively Italian phenomenon. Though, as Francesco Cito's photo feature on Neapolitan weddings proves, they do take some beating.

For more awkward wedding photos, check out this incredible slideshow.