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Some 2,500 couples tie the knot in South Korea

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 00:46

Feb. 12 - South Korea's controversial Unification Church holds a mass wedding with couples from 50 countries.

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2,500 couples from 50 countries tie the knot in a mass wedding in South Korea put on by the controversial Unification Church. SOUNDBITE: 27-year-old Brazilian follower of the Unification Church Myung-kwon Baldini, saying (English): "For us, it is the most import day of our life. And I'm too happy, really, because I got this beautiful Korean girl and her beautiful smile. So this is a very happy day, very excited." The church has been criticized for its mass weddings because thousands of people meet their future spouses just before the ceremony. In some cases, they do not speak the same language. The founder of the Unification Church Sun Myung Moon, died in 2012. His wife officiated the mass wedding ceremony.

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Some 2,500 couples tie the knot in South Korea

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 00:46