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Unmarried men stand in a group as they watch women dance during the Dussehra festival in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Unmarried men stand in a group as they watch women dance during the Dussehra festival in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek...more

Unmarried men stand in a group as they watch women dance during the Dussehra festival in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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An unmarried man eats his lunch in the remote village of Siyani, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, where they also live and work in, October 5, 2011.  REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

An unmarried man eats his lunch in the remote village of Siyani, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, where they also live and work in, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

An unmarried man eats his lunch in the remote village of Siyani, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, where they also live and work in, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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Unmarried men eat lunch together in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad October 5, 2011.  REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Unmarried men eat lunch together in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Unmarried men eat lunch together in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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Unmarried men sleep next to each other in a shared accommodation in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Unmarried men sleep next to each other in a shared accommodation in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Unmarried men sleep next to each other in a shared accommodation in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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A group of mostly unmarried men pose for a photograph in the remote village of Siyani, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

A group of mostly unmarried men pose for a photograph in the remote village of Siyani, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

A group of mostly unmarried men pose for a photograph in the remote village of Siyani, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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Two unmarried men lay out a bed sheet in their room in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Two unmarried men lay out a bed sheet in their room in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Two unmarried men lay out a bed sheet in their room in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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An unmarried man sweeps the floor after serving lunch to a group of men living and working in the remote village of Siyani, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

An unmarried man sweeps the floor after serving lunch to a group of men living and working in the remote village of Siyani, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

An unmarried man sweeps the floor after serving lunch to a group of men living and working in the remote village of Siyani, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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