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Despite War, Afghans Host Lavish Weddings

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Despite War, Afghans Host Lavish Weddings

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Despite War, Afghans Host Lavish Weddings

Despite War, Afghans Host Lavish Weddings

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Weddings in Afghanistan typically cost a minimum of $10,000, have upwards of 600 guests and can last for days. Concerned about grooms going deeply into debt, Afghan lawmakers have proposed a law limiting the cost of weddings.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

There may be a war going on, but that hasn't kept Afghans from celebrating big time at weddings. Weddings in that poor nation now typically cost a minimum of $10,000 and have upwards of 600 guests and can last for days. Concerned about young men not being able to marry or grooms going deeply in debt, Afghan lawmakers have proposed a law limiting the cost of weddings and keeping the guest list down to just 300.

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