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Secret lives of child brides

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A woman adjusts the veil of her 15-year-old child bride daughter Sintu at the Balaji temple in Kamkheda village, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, Saturday, May 7, 2011. Ignoring laws that ban child marriages, young children are still married off as part of centuries-old custom in some Indian villages. India law prohibits marriage for women younger than 18 and men under age 21. (AP Photo/Prakash Hatvalne)

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The case of a tortured Afghan child bride whose treatment shocked the world has led to three members of her husband's family being jailed for 10 years, an official said on May 5. The war on women rages on in countries like Afghanistan and India, where government leaders endorse edicts calling women second-class citizens, endangering hard-won progress in women's rights.

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