"Confirmed To Be A Virgin"
Hala Kadeem of Fallujah, 22, is
congratulated for being a virgin after she was
checked by a nurse during her marriage ceremony at Headquarters for Sabaean
Mandean Religion in Iraq and the World in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday, April 4,
2004. Family members from left Ahlam Jabar of Fallujah, 40, Mayess Kassem of
Fallujah, 14, Shahad Baha of Fallujah, 15, and Fawozeya Rasheed of Fallujah,
46, sit with the bride.