Long after midnight, 5-year-old Rajani is roused from sleep and carried by her uncle to her wedding. Child marriage is illegal in India, so ceremonies are often held in the wee hours of morning. It becomes a secret the whole village keeps, explained one farmer. Stephanie Sinclair/National Geographic hide caption

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The Secret World Of Child Brides

National Geographic Magazine photographer Stephanie Sinclair documents the secret world of child brides in cultures around the world.

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