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    Mass Wedding- Great Wall of China- National Day

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iReporter konacraig is in China on holiday en route to Mongolia and spotted this mass wedding of young Chinese couples near a section of the country's iconic Great Wall. Monday is a national holiday in China and such ceremonies are common on holidays. "The couples were happy and excited," he said. "They get married in these ceremonies because they do not have enough money for a private ceremony. Many of the parents kept having me take photos of their bride or groom since they did not have a photographer."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    We continued our journey to the Great Wall of China in Beijing. We were surprised to witness a mass wedding happening on National Day, October 1st. 100 couples were being married at the Great Wall. As we were told people who want to get married and have limited resources use occasions like this to get married.

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