Berber bride in southeastern Morocco

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In the Tafilalet oasis of southeastern Morocco, a Berber bride covers her face with a red silk scarf for three days during the marriage ceremony. Only the groom is allowed to see her face, and the bride stays in a tent during this three-day period. In this photograph, men are gathered around the bride to sing songs in her honor. The bride's face is covered to protect her from evil forces that active during rites of passage ceremonies, like weddings.

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