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'I want to wash diapers': Groom's parents get in wedding spirit

The parents, at right, of a newly married man wear costumes and make-up in accordance with a local custom as they sit next to the parents of the bride at a wedding in Xianyang city in China's Shaanxi province on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

The "Nao Gong Po" custom teases the groom's parents by having them wear ugly costumes and make-up in the belief it helps them improve their affinity with others, according to Reuters. The Chinese characters on the placards read "I want to have a grandson" (left) and "I want to wash diapers" (right). The bride is seen in the background.

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