Emad Moneam of Baghdad, 38, and his
bride Eyman Kareem of Baghdad, 30, react as their
heads are hit together three times during their marriage ceremony at
Headquarters for Sabaean Mandean Religion in Iraq and the World in Baghdad,
Iraq, on Sunday, April 4, 2004. Mandeans are only allowed to marry other
Mandeans in order to preserve pure bloodlines.