PHOTOS Girls from Newar community attend Bel Bibaha ceremony in Nepal

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Girls from Newar community attend Bel Bibaha ceremony in Nepal

Xinhua

07:55, January 20, 2019

A girl from Newar community attends a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Jan. 19, 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). (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

Girls from Newar community attend a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Jan. 19, 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). (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

Girls from Newar community attend a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Jan. 19, 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). (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

A girl from Newar community attends a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Jan. 19, 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). (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

A girl from Newar community attends a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, January 19,2019. 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). (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

A girl from Newar community gets ready to attend a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Jan. 19, 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). (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

A girl from Newar community gets her feet painted to attend a Bel Bibaha ceremony in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Jan. 19, 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). (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

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