PHOTOS Bel Bibaha ceremony held in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Bel Bibaha ceremony held in Kathmandu, Nepal

Xinhua

20:24, February 09, 2019

A girl from Newar community attends a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Feb. 9, 2019. Bel Bibaha, or Ihi, is a marriage ceremony in the Newar community of Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are "married" to the bael fruit (wood apple).

A girl from Newar community attends a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Feb. 9, 2019. Bel Bibaha, or Ihi, is a marriage ceremony in the Newar community of Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are "married" to the bael fruit (wood apple).

Girls from Newar community attend a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Feb. 9, 2019. Bel Bibaha, or Ihi, is a marriage ceremony in the Newar community of Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are "married" to the bael fruit (wood apple).

A girl from Newar community attends a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Feb. 9, 2019. Bel Bibaha, or Ihi, is a marriage ceremony in the Newar community of Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are "married" to the bael fruit (wood apple).

A girl from Newar community attends a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Feb. 9, 2019. Bel Bibaha, or Ihi, is a marriage ceremony in the Newar community of Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are "married" to the bael fruit (wood apple).

A girl from Newar community attends a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Feb. 9, 2019. Bel Bibaha, or Ihi, is a marriage ceremony in the Newar community of Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are "married" to the bael fruit (wood apple). (Photos: Xinhua/sunil sharma)

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