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Newly-wed couple Soumen Ghosh and Sarmistha ride a motorcycle to return home after their marriage amid COVID-19 pandemic, in Nadia.

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Biswajit Ghosh and Brihaspati Halder, a couple, take part in traditional rituals during their marriage ceremony, amid the complete biweekly lockdown to curb COVID-19 spread, in Kolkata.

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Archer Deepika Kumari with her partner archer Atanu Das as they pose for the photographer during their marriage ceremony, in Ranchi.

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A couple take part in traditional rituals during their marriage ceremony at a priest's house near Kalighat Kali temple, during Unlock 1.0, in Kolkata.

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Archer Deepika Kumari with her family members during her 'Haldi Rasam' (a traditional marriage ritual), ahead of her wedding with archer Atanu Das, at her residence in Ranchi.

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Archer Deepika Kumar poses for photographs after a ritual ahead of her wedding with archer Atanu Das, outside her residence in Ranchi. The archers are set to get married on June 30.

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Bride Babita and groom Sanjay, wearing PPE kit, perform rituals as guests maintaining social distance shower flower petals during their marriage ceremony amid the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, at Nalasopara in Palghar.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's daughter Veena marries DYFI national president PA Mohammed Riyas at a function, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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A groom performs rituals at Resaldar Baba Majar Sarif before attending his marriage ceremony, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Couple Santanu Mahanta and Tithu Bairagya wearing masks perform rituals during their marriage ceremony, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Suripara in Birbhum district.

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A couple wearing protective masks take part in traditional rituals during their marriage ceremony, amid the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Tezpur in Sonitpur district.

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A couple wearing face masks amid COVID-19 outbreak gets married on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, Jabalpur.

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Bride and groom wearing face masks perform rituals as they get married during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Jodhpur.

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Newlywed Vishnu and Aswathi wearing masks leave in a car during the nationwide lockdown in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at Olavanna in Kozhikode.

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Nikhil Gowda (L), son of former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy (C), ties the knot with Revathi (R) in a low-key event, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Bengaluru.

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Relatives perform rituals as a couple, wearing face masks amidst COVID-19 outbreak, gets married in Chikmkmagalur, Karnataka.

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Bride and groom wearing face masks perform rituals as they get married during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Jabalpur.

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Tatiana Datolla, left, and Armando De Rosa lower their protective masks to kiss at the beginning of their wedding ceremony, at the deconsecrated Santa Maria in Tempulo church, in Rome.

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A newly-married couple wear masks as they walk to their home during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kozhikode.

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Brides and grooms during their mass marriage ceremony on the ocassion of Valentines Day, in Kolkata.

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Brides and grooms during their mass marriage ceremony on the ocassion of Valentines Day, in Kolkata.

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Brides hold placards against CAA, NRC and NPR during their mass marriage ceremony on the ocassion of Valentines Day, in Kolkata.

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Couples and their friends and families wait in a long line to enter the New York City Marriage Bureau on Valentine's Day in New York.

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An Arial view of mass marriage in Surat. More than hundred couples tied the knot at the mass wedding.

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A bridegroom takes part in a wedding procession despite heavy snowfall at Ramani village in Chamoli, Uttarakhand

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani being garlanded at mass marriage ceremony of Ahir community, in Surat.

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Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Khadda Dinesh Kumar gets married to Renu, the woman who accused him of sexual exploitation, at a temple in Kushinagar.

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A newly-wedded couple take selfies during a mass marriage ceremony under 'Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna', in Bhopal

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The greatest political question in Tamil Nadu, amidst a backdrop of uns­ettling rumbles, might be Rajini­kanth’s final affiliation. At his daugh­­ter Sou­n­darya’s wedding to actor-businessman Vishaghan, every Dravidian stripe was represented—from Stalin to CM Palaniswami. Right, you don’t take chances with Thalaivar!

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55 newly wedded couples ride autorickshaws in a procession after a mass marriage ceremony, in Angul, Odisha.

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A view of one of 200 wedding ceremonies held to mark the 200th birthday of the city, in Grozny, Russia.

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Kashmiri chefs prepare special fest known as Wazwan during a marriage ceremony of a Polish couple, in Srinagar.

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Brides during a mass marriage ceremony, at Amar Singh Club in Srinagar. In the first ever mass marriage in Kashmir, more than 100 couples tied the knot in a simple function.

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If one beauty is petite, the other is Amazonian. And the man to curl his free-kicks between them effortlessly, that too under the same roof, is a bulkier Ronaldinho. No, dual matrimony to Beatriz and Priscilla is untrue. Evidently in fine fettle, sho­uldn’t he be terrorising penalty boxes with Neymar in Russia?

They might keep their wedding a closely guarded affair, but the clearing off for the honeymoon has to be circulated among hoi polloi. As Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia schlepped off to the US, hand in loverly hand, we scratched our heads, wondering why it is thus. Ah, but then, smaller stars too must display a need for privacy!

RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap and Aishwarya Rai during their wedding ceremony at Veterinary College Ground in Patna.

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Even a wedding so carefully choreographed, photographers at the ready to take the most fetching images for the world waiting outside, has images as natural and heartening as this. Anand Ahuja, very much the handsome groom (that dagger is jewel-enc­rusted, I’m sure), kneels beside his heavily draped bride, Sonam Kapoor, who’s struck helpless with gleeful, 24-carat happiness. Veere Di Wedding won’t match this in purity.

A Lego depiction of the forthcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, complete with a 39,960 brick version of Windsor Castle, in Legoland Windsor, England. The model took eight model makers 592 hours to build.

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Karan Johar pose for a photo as he arrives at Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding in Mumbai

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Actress Rani Mukherjee pose for a photo as she arrives at Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding in Mumbai

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From left, actor Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Karan Johar pose for a photo at Sonam Kapoor's wedding in Mumbai

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Actress Sonam Kapoor with husband Anand Ahuja

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Actress Sonam Kapoor dressed in a bridal red lehenga poses for a photograph during her wedding in Mumbai

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Muslim women hold placards as they participate in a protest against the draft law for banning "Triple Talaq" at Ramleela ground, in New Delhi.

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Brides look on during a mass marriage ceremony under Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna in Bhopal.

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DMK Working President MK Stalin at a mass marriage ceremony during the party's district zonal public meeting in Erode

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They camped on the eye of destination weddings in India, Udaipur, picking up pomp and circumstance on the way. Glamour the bride, actress-diva Shriya Saran, had in plenty, and was matched in cheekiness by the groom, Russian ent­repreneur Andrei Kos­cheev. “Love is a huge word and her love makes me better,” gushed a helpless Andrei.

Newly-wed Turkish couple, Zehra Hatemoglu, from Kahramanmaras, 26, center, and Mert Hatemoglu from Karaman, 26, pose for photos among the ruins of ancient city of Perge, Antalya, Turkey.

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Hadiya alias Akhila Ashokan, the face of the alleged ‘love jihad’ case with her husband Shafin Jahan speaks to media after Supreme Court order in Kozhikode.

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party chief Imran Khan sits with his spiritual guide and third wife Bushra Maneka in Lahore.

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502 brides of Ahir community get 'menhdi' applied on their hands in attempt to create Guinness World Record, during a mass marriage ceremony in Surat.

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Actor Bhavana got married to Kannada Producer Naveen in a ceremony at Thiruvambadi temple in Thrissur, Kerala.

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Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli and his wife actress Anushka Sharma pose for photographers with guests during their wedding reception, in New Delhi

Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli and his wife actress Anushka Sharma pose for photographers during their wedding reception, in New Delhi

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Cricket team captain, Virat Kohli and his wife actress Anushka Sharma during their wedding reception, in New Delhi.

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Cricket team captain, Virat Kohli and his wife actress Anushka Sharma during their wedding reception, in New Delhi.

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Cricket team captain, Virat Kohli and his wife actress Anushka Sharma during their wedding reception, in New Delhi.

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Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri with his wife Sonam posing after their wedding at Ordnance Club in Kolkata.

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Former Cricketer Zaheer Khan along with his wife Sagarika Ghatge pose for photographers before his reception party in Mumbai.

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The crafty Zaheer Khan mentored Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the art of fast bowling. They got hitched on the same day. Zaheer’s court marriage with Sagarika Ghatge in Mumbai was a first step in a three-tier celebration. Bhuvi, fresh from a great performance, and seen here at his baraat in Meerut, was married to Nupur Nagar. May the speedmen be happy!

Family members and relatives dance during speedster Bhuvneshwar Kumar's marriage procession in Meerut. Kumar tied knot with his childhood friend Nupur Nagar.

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Speedster Bhuvneshwar Kumar during his marriage with the childhood friend Nupur Nagar in Meerut.

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It’s natural for film and politics to be int­ertwined in Tamil Nadu. A new mark in that warp and weft is the marriage of M. Karu­nanidhi’s great grandson Manu Ranjith (second from left) with actor Vikram’s (far left) daughter Akshita (third from right). It must have been a pleasure for the 94-year-old to see a new generation on the beaten track.

All those who grew up watching cricket in the ’90s are scarred by the inevitable slaughter in the slog overs bowled by Pra­b­hakar and Srinath, Prasad and Agarkar. So, Bhuvneshwar’s appearance (and Bumrah’s) seems to be a miracle. We congratulate Bhuvi on his recent, pretty date, Nupur Nagar.

Newly wed couples after mass marriage ceremony organised under Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna, in Bhopal. Around 48 muslim couples tied nuptial knot in the mass marriage ceremony.

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This happy couple, Sunjay Kapoor and Priya Sachdev, remains undefeated even after two (him) and one (her) attempts at nuptial bliss. As they cast the matrimonial dice once more, Priya’s ex, Vikram Chatwal, was arres­ted in London for trying to harm two dogs. Poor dogs.

The redoubtable T. Subbarami Reddy, politician and industrialist, pulled off the unthinkable at his grandson Keshav (and Veena’s) wedding. Two megastars at once! Both Kabali and Quizmaster look in the pink of health.

An aerial view of mass marriage program in which 236 fatherless daughters of all religion and casts got married, in Surat.

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The season of rich, fat weddings is upon us: and it couldn’t get glitzier than that of Kar­na­taka minister (and miner) Gali Janardhan Reddy’s dau­­ghter Bra­m­hani with Rajeev. And this, when the common, cash-strapped Indian is scrimping on daily needs.

Olympic medallist Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik got engaged to wrestler Satyawart Kadian at her residence in Rohtak.

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Personalised wedding hashtags are printed on invites, displayed at venues

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An Australian couple at their wedding in Baradari Palace, Patiala, Skype their phera ceremony to friends and family

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A sub inspector in Jammu and Kashmir Police with his bride from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir at their wedding function, in Srinagar.

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In this Saturday, July 31, 2016 photo, two dressed up girls pose for a picture as they sit in front of the family house during the wedding party of Palestinian groom Saed Abu Aser, in Gaza City. Weddings in Gaza have emerged as a welcome celebration that slices through the often morose existence in the Gaza Strip. The coastal territory has been beaten down by three wars with Israel over the last decade and a stifling blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt.

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Arun Nayar invaded our pages when he was married to Liz Hurley. Now, it’s time again for the playboy to shine after his marriage with girlfriend Kim Johnson in the French Riviera. Here, the two strike a cosy, showy pose at a party in London.

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Grim-faced Jaydeep Jadhav, mountaineer first, then groom, had his way. His wedding at Vishalgad in Kolha­pur, requiring a healthy suspension of dis­­b­elief, inv­olved Jaideep and his bemused bride Reshma being hung, like pupp­ets, from nylon-­fibre ropes.

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Kolhapur’s mountaineer Jaydeep Jadhav and his bride Reshma Patil tie knot onto nylon-fibre ropes during their unique wedding ceremony, at Vishalgad in Kolhapur District on Sunday.

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Kolhapur’s mountaineer Jaydeep Jadhav and his bride Reshma Patil onto nylon-fibre ropes during their unique wedding ceremony, at Vishalgad in Kolhapur District on Sunday.

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A new married couple poses for photos in front of the Bosporous bridge in central Istanbul.

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With news of Imran Khan’s marriage No. 3 filt­e­r­ing in, we look at Pele’s holy matrimony III with Japanese-origin entrepreneur Marcia Cibele Aoki, 50. We wish soccer’s king, 75, happiness

Royalty thrive on setpieces. Under Mysore’s coat of arms, Pramoda Devi Wodeyar showers affection on son Yaduveer, as his bride, Dun­garpur’s Trishika Kumari, grins for the camera.

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A Chinese couple have their wedding photograph taken on the flooded banks of the Seine river in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

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Underprivileged and specially abled couples take part in the mass wedding where fifty one couple got married in Mumbai.

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Underprivileged and specially abled couples take part in the mass wedding where fifty one couple got married in Mumbai.

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A relative takes pictures of an underprivileged and specially abled couple as they arrive to take part in the mass wedding where fifty one couple got married in Mumbai.

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Women watch relatives and friends dance to the tunes of a band during the mass wedding where fifty one underprivileged and specially abled couple got married in Mumbai.

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Volunteers carry an underprivileged and specially abled couple as they arrive to take part in the mass wedding where fifty one couple got married in Mumbai.

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An underprivileged and specially abled couple arrive to take part in the mass wedding where fifty one couple got married in Mumbai.

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An underprivileged and specially abled groom arrives with others to take part in the mass wedding where fifty one couple got married in Mumbai.

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A volunteer holds garlands to be distributed among underprivileged and specially abled couples during the mass wedding where fifty one couple got married in Mumbai.

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Underprivileged and specially abled brides take part in a mass wedding where fifty one couple got married, in Mumbai.

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Deaf boys at marriage registration desk during Silver Jubilee of Pranay Milan Samelan organised by All India Foundation of Deaf Women to celebrate the success of the matrimonial service for deaf people, in New Delhi.

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Deaf boys at marriage registration desk during Silver Jubilee of Pranay Milan Samelan organised by All India Foundation of Deaf Women to celebrate the success of the matrimonial service for deaf people, in New Delhi.

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Newly wed deaf couple Deepak Vijra (Deepak can hear eventhough he married to deaf girl) Neelam Singh during Silver Jubilee of Pranay Milan Samelan organised by All India Foundation of Deaf Women to celebrate the success of the matrimonial service for deaf people, in New Delhi.

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Newly wed deaf couple Himanshu with wife Pooja Sharma during Silver Jubilee of Pranay Milan Samelan organised by All India Foundation of Deaf Women to celebrate the success of the matrimonial service for deaf people, in New Delhi.

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Newly wed deaf couple Ashish Gupta with wife Preeti Gupta during Silver Jubilee of Pranay Milan Sammelan organised by All India Foundation of Deaf Women to celebrate the success of the matrimonial service for deaf people, in New Delhi.

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Newly wed deaf couple Rajeev Narang with wife Jasvinder Kaur during Silver Jubilee of Pranay Milan Samelan organised by All India Foundation of Deaf Women to celebrate the success of the matrimonial service for deaf people, in New Delhi.

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Newly wed deaf couples during Silver Jubilee of Pranay Milan Samelan organised by All India Foundation of Deaf Women to celebrate the success of the matrimonial service for deaf people, in New Delhi.

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Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Union Minister for Railways, congratulating newly wed deaf couple during Silver Jubilee of Pranay Milan Samelan organised by All India Foundation of Deaf Women to celebrate the success of the matrimonial service for deaf people, in New Delhi.

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Deaf Boy participant speaks about himself to find a right life partner and deaf girls who are participating making a note of the participants they like by writing the respective ID numbers on their cards (issued at the time of registration) during Silver Jubilee of Pranay Milan Samelan organised by All India Foundation of Deaf Women to celebrate the success of the matrimonial service for deaf people, in New Delhi.

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