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Brides and grooms arrive to take their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Brides and grooms arrive to take their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat December 23, 2018....more

Brides and grooms arrive to take their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Brides and grooms sit as they wait to take their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Brides and grooms sit as they wait to take their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23,...more

Brides and grooms sit as they wait to take their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Brides and grooms take their wedding vows in decorated podiums during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Brides and grooms take their wedding vows in decorated podiums during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23,...more

Brides and grooms take their wedding vows in decorated podiums during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Brides and grooms take their wedding vows in decorated podiums during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Brides and grooms take their wedding vows in decorated podiums during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23,...more

Brides and grooms take their wedding vows in decorated podiums during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A bride waits to take her wedding vow during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A bride waits to take her wedding vow during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A bride waits to take her wedding vow during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A bride yawns as she and others wait to take their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A bride yawns as she and others wait to take their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23,...more

A bride yawns as she and others wait to take their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Brides pose for a group photo before taking their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Brides pose for a group photo before taking their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23,...more

Brides pose for a group photo before taking their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony, organized by a diamond merchant, in which 261 including six Muslim and three Christian couples took their wedding vows, in Surat, Gujarat, December 23, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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