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PHOTOS: 34 couples tie the knot in colorful mass wedding

PHOTOS: 34 couples tie the knot in colorful mass wedding

There was love all around when 34 couples tied the knot in a mass wedding held in Herat province, western Afghanistan, on April 30.

A charity group known as Ziarat-e-Del, which means Pilgrimage of the Heart, financed the mass wedding for couples who cannot afford to have one on their own.

Among the newlyweds in the mass wedding, which is held annually, were two blind and seven disabled couples.

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See photos of the colorful event below.

The couples arrive for the mass wedding

The couples arrive for the mass wedding

The brides, seen here sitting next to their grooms, were hooded

The brides, seen here sitting next to their grooms, were hooded

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Among the newlyweds were disabled and blind couples

Among the newlyweds were disabled and blind couples

A bride follows the proceedings

A bride follows the proceedings

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Massive cake for the newlyweds

Massive cake for the newlyweds

A blind groom is led down the stairs with his bride

A blind groom is led down the stairs with his bride

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Guests following the proceedings

Guests following the proceedings

The brides and grooms being led to front of the building

The brides and grooms being led to front of the building

Watch a video of a previous mass wedding in Afghanistan below.

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