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Then my mother came in and said, ‘Come on my daughter.’ They were dressing me up and I was asking, ‘Where are you taking me?’” Sinclair says, “This harmful, traditional practice of child marriage is just so embedded in some of these cultures that the families don't protect them as they should.” The subjects do know they’re being photographed and Sinclair tells them the topic she is working on.She does tell them that there is teen pregnancy in places like the U.S., but for the societies she’s photographing it’s even worse that 13-year-old girls are pregnant and unmarried.“Often you see these group marriages because the girl and the families can't afford to have three weddings.” In the five-year-old girl’s case, Rajni will continue to live with her own family for several years.Girls aren’t always the only ones forced into marriage.
The young wife posed for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajjah. Like most of the girls, Tehani didn’t even know she was getting married, until the wedding night. Tehani describes how she entered the marriage, “They were decorating my hands, but I didn’t know they were going to marry me off.
We just want to have it change even faster.” CNN’s Meredith Milstein produced this piece for television.
material and is consistent with the radiometric ages of the oldest-known terrestrial and lunar samples.
It is hypothesised that the accretion of Earth began soon after the formation of the calcium-aluminium-rich inclusions and the meteorites.
Because the exact amount of time this accretion process took is not yet known, and the predictions from different accretion models range from a few million up to about 100 million years, the exact age of Earth is difficult to determine.