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Mass wedding in Amman unites Jordanian and Syrian couples

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Brides speak to their grooms during a mass wedding ceremony in Amman Jordan on July 6.

Ali Jarekji / Reuters

Brides wait for their grooms before a mass wedding ceremony in Amman on July 6.

Raad Adayleh / AP

A Jordanian groom covers his face from foam spray during a mass wedding of 46 brides and 46 grooms in Amman, Jordan.

A mass wedding for 46 Jordanian and Syrian couples was organized by the Islamic association, Al-Afaf, to encourage young adults to remain virtuous until marriage. The brides and grooms were reportedly unable to afford ceremonies.

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