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Friday, July 29, 2005 

25,000 wedding guests

112 couples have tied the knot at a mass marriage in the Damascus suburb of Qaboon.

The Christian and Muslim couples were wedded by multi-faith leaders at a cost of $29,000. The money was donated by charities to help poor couples get married.

Weddings in Syria can often cost up to $20,000 each and so mass weddings have developed as a way to help out the poorest members of society.

The couples were offered electrical goods and household items as wedding gifts.

are these people going to find places to live ( affordable housing) or they will live with their parents.?.naim/usa

That's strange... multiple weddings? Sounds like a good reality show plot. lol

--Oscar

Update:
Hamas gets 60,000 to attend wedding:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4727291.stm

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