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Afghan law likely to end lavish weddings
Government mulls steps to limit size and scale of wedding celebrations.
Last Modified: 16 May 2011 17:10

In Afghanistan, wedding celebrations are a unique opportunity for people to show their hospitality.

But the size and scale of the events has prompted the government to consider a new law aimed at curbing the extravagant feasts that weddings often become - especially given the level of unemployment and poverty in the country.

Officials and other tribal leaders now want to limit the number of guests, as well as the items on the menu, which would instead be drawn up by the municipal authority.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Kabul.

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