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05/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Yemen: Where Men Marry Children

SANAA, Yemen -- A new white dress, chains of gold jewelry sparkling brightly and more attention than this 13-year-old girl had ever received before: It was like playing dress-up, but better, for Zainab Hussein.

"I'm a bride and I'm getting married!" she bragged to her friend, showing off her new jewelry.
A few days later, Zainab, who'd barely reached full growth, was married off to a 30-year-old groom who also was her cousin. He paid $5,000 to Zainab's father for his child bride.

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