13 traditional wedding ceremonies from around the world

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Bulgarian Muslim bride Fatme Kichukova (C) has her make-up applied during her wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo.
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Lauren Hansen

Lauren Hansen produces The Week’s podcasts and videos and edits the photo blog, Captured. She also manages the production of the magazine's iPad app. A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she previously worked at the BBC and Frontline. She knows a thing or two about pretty pictures and cute puppies, both of which she tweets about @mylaurenhansen.