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PHOTOS: This is What One Teen Marriage and Honeymoon in Gaza Looked Like

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The groom’s father reportedly sold two of his donkeys to pay the bride’s dowry.

Ahmed Soboh, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy poses with his bride 14-year-old Tala (Reuters Photo: Mohammed Salem)

Ahmed Soboh, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy married 14-year-old Tala in Gaza last week, and a Reuters photographer was on hand before, during and after, to document the unusual event.

Ahmed Soboh, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy poses with his bride 14-year-old Tala (Reuters Photo: Mohammed Salem)

The teens grew up in poor families, made further evident by a report that the groom’s father sold two donkeys to pay the bride’s dowry, according to an Arabic news report tweeted by Jerusalem Post Correspondent Khaled Abu-Toameh.

Reuters Photo: Mohammed Salem

The website Radio Bethlehem 2000 reports that the children are cousins.

The two-day wedding festivities took place in Beit Lahiya which is near the border between northern Gaza and Israel.

The groom is raised in the air during a pre-wedding celebration (Reuters Photo: Mohammed Salem)

Young Palestinian groom Ahmed Soboh, 15, drinks with his bride-to-be's father a day before his wedding to his bride Tala, 14, in the town of Beit Lahiya, near the border between Israeli and northern Gaza Strip September 23, 2013. Picture taken September 23, 2013. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Reuters photographer Mohammed Salem writes that when he arrived at a pre-wedding party, he saw people celebrating in the street.  “Among them was a young Palestinian boy being carried on the shoulders of relatives and friends. I couldn’t believe that the boy was the groom until I asked him and he replied with a smile, ‘yes I am,’” Salem writes, adding that the teenage boy later went to play with his friends in the street.

The mother of young Palestinian groom Ahmed Soboh, 15, helps him prepare for his wedding party with his bride Tala, 14, (not pictured) in the town of Beit Lahiya, near the border between Israel and northern Gaza Strip, September 24, 2013. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

“I was surprised when I saw the groom’s mother helping him put on his wedding suit. I couldn’t avoid thinking that it looked as if she was dressing him for school. After that he started combing his hair using a broken piece of a mirror,” Salem wrote of the wedding day.

Reuters reports that the newlyweds live in a three room house with nine other family members.

Photographer Salem met up with them again two days after the wedding ceremony. This is Tala without her face covered. According to Reuters, her home was damaged in an Israeli airstrike four years ago.

Newly married Tala Soboh, 14, poses for a photograph with her 15-year-old husband Ahmed two days after their marriage in the town of Beit Lahiya, near the border between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip September 26, 2013. The newlyweds live in the family's three-room home, sharing it with nine relatives. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

The teen bride feeds her husband breakfast two days after their wedding (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Reuters reports that Ahmed works with his father cleaning roads which earns him $5 per day. Because of their economic limitations, the newlyweds’ honeymoon two days after they got married consisted of a ride to the beach on a donkey-drawn cart and a walk along Gaza’s shore.

Newlyweds Tala Soboh, 14, and her 15-year-old husband Ahmed (R) ride on a donkey cart on the way to Gaza's beach two days after their marriage in the northern Gaza Strip September 26, 2013 (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Newly married Tala Soboh, 14, and her 15-year-old husband Ahmed walk on the beach (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

As TheBlaze reported earlier this month, a 13-year-old boy married a 10-year-old girl in Egypt, a matrimony that was described in Egypt as the “strangest wedding in the 21st century.”

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