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By Samuel Burke, CNN Before their wedding ceremony begins in rural Afghanistan, a 40-year-old man sits to be photographed with his 11-year-old bride.The girl tells the photographer that she is sad to be engaged because she had hoped to become a teacher.Sinclair told Amanpour that she hopes her photographs would not only highlight the problems to westerners, but also show people in the areas where this takes place that if the girls continue to be taken out of the population to forcibly work at home, that their communities suffer as a whole.“It's a harmful traditional practice that is slowly changing.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.I hated to see him," Tahani (in pink) recalls of the early days of her marriage to Majed, when she was 6 and he was 25. The young wife posed for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Yemen. Tehani and Ghada are sisters-in-law photographed with their husbands, who are both members of the military.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.
" data-medium-file="https://cnniamanpour.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/stephaniesinclair_040a1.jpg? w=300" data-large-file="https://cnniamanpour.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/stephaniesinclair_040a1.jpg? w=346" class=" wp-image-3809 " style="border:3px solid black;" title="Stephanie Sinclair_040a" alt="Nujoud Ali, two years after her divorce - when she was only eight years old - from her husband, more than 20 years her senior." src=" “It's definitely rare and Nujood became kind of an international symbol of child marriage, because she was able to do this.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.Leyualem was whisked away on a mule with a sheet covering up her face.Sinclair asked the groomsmen why they covered her up; they said it was so she would not be able to find her way back home, if she wanted to escape the marriage. w=300&h=237 300w, sizes="(max-width: 230px) 100vw, 230px" / Sinclair travelled to India and Nepal, and photographed child marriages among some Hindus.