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Mass marriage and divorce, Peruvian style

Newlyweds raise a toast after getting married during a mass wedding ceremony on Valentine's Day, 2010 in Lima, Peru. Mass weddings like this one - sponsored by the government are an enticement for common-law couples to tie the knot. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)

Marriage good; common law messy. Couples in Peru are shacking up in great numbers, but marriage isn't always part of the deal.  That means it can be problematic when folks break up -- among other things.
So the government's going all out to get couples to marry -- en masse.  And Lori Chodos was a witness to linking up in Lima.


Lori's View from Here

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