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Prayer flags hang near the ParoTaktsang Palphug Buddhist monastery, also known as the Tiger's Nest, in Paro district, Bhutan on October 16, 2011. Picture taken on October 16, 2011.
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King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and future queen Jetsun Pema stand together during their marriage ceremony in the main courtyard of the 17th-century fortified monastery or dzong in Punakha on October 13.
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King Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck with his wife and queen Jetsun Pema pose for the media after their wedding ceremony on October 13.
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A woman looks out onto the streets of Thimphu as Bhutan prepares for its royal wedding on October 12.
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The royal couple greet locals during a celebration after they were married on October 13.
msnbc.com news services report from PUNAKHA, Bhutan:
Bhutan's beloved "Dragon King" married his commoner bride Thursday in an ancient Buddhist ceremony at the tiny Himalayan nation's most sacred monastery fortress.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, wearing the raven crown, came down from his golden throne in front of a huge statue of Buddha to place a smaller, silk brocade crown upon the head of his bride, Jetsun Pema. Continue reading.
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The world's youngest reigning monarch, Jigme Khesar, also known as the king of Bhutan, married commoner Jetsun Pema, in an elaborate royal wedding, exciting citizens in the tiny Himalayan nation.
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A student carries a portrait of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, before hanging it outside the Lungten Zanpa School, their alma mater in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, on Oct. 12. The 31 year-old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday.