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From the hidden corners of Europe to the far-flung islands of Southeast Asia, Czech journalist Iva Roze Skochova is trotting the globe to research traditional wedding customs to find out how and why we tie the knot. (photos courtesy of Iva Roze Skochova).
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With the happy couple in Afghanistan.
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With the happy couple in Afghanistan.

A wedding in India. Traditional Hindu weddings typically last through the night, with the final vows exchanged in the auspicious wee morning hours.
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A wedding in India. Traditional Hindu weddings typically last through the night, with the final vows exchanged in the auspicious wee morning hours.

Tying the knot in Shutka, a majority Roma district of the Macedonian capital, Skopje. Shutka is thought to be the largest Roma community in Europe.
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Tying the knot in Shutka, a majority Roma district of the Macedonian capital, Skopje. Shutka is thought to be the largest Roma community in Europe.

Postnuptial festivities in Shutka.
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Postnuptial festivities in Shutka.

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