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Mass weddings pictured around the world.

Throughout history, mass weddings (or collective weddings) have been a way to throw a big party without having to foot the entire bill – except at these parties, everyone says “I do” and the party favor is a diamond ring. One of the first recorded ceremonies took place in 324 BC when Alexander the Great arranged for his highest ranking officers to wed the daughters of Persian nobles, on the same day he tied the knot with Stateira II. Here, moments of love, laughter, and life-long commitments seen at mass weddings around the world.

Twin Brides Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Twin Brides Erbil, Iraq Escalating Romance STR/AFP/Getty Images Escalating Romance Beijing, China Stand By Your Man VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images Stand By Your Man Bishek, Kyrgyzstan I Do Mario Tama/Getty Images I Do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Field Day VCG/VCG via Getty Images Field Day Hangzhou, China Love Bunnies Glenn Asakawa/Denver Post via Getty Images Love Bunnies Georgetown, Colorado Down On One Knee SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images Down On One Knee Taipei, Taiwan Holy Sanction AFP/AFP/Getty Images Holy Sanction Vatican City, Italy Kiss the Bride AFP/AFP/Getty Images Kiss the Bride Lima, Peru Long Distance VCG/VCG via Getty Images Long Distance Zhoushan, China Love Wins David McNew/Getty Images Love Wins Hollywood, California Let's Stay Together JENNIFER BRUCE/AFP/Getty Images Let's Stay Together Capetown, South Africa Race to the Altar VCG/VCG via Getty Images Race to the Altar Harbin, China Princess Brides Yoray Liberman/Getty Images Princess Brides Tel Aviv, Israel Be Mine Joe Raedle/Getty Images Be Mine West Palm Beach, Florida We Found Love GRIFF TAPPER/AFP/Getty Images We Found Love Kavumu, Burundi Roman(ce) STR/AFP/Getty Images Roman(ce) Bekka, Lebanon La Vie en Rose JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images La Vie en Rose Manila, Philippines Hold Me Close STR/AFP/Getty Images Hold Me Close Nanjing, China Here's To Us IAKOVOS HATZISTAVROU/AFP/Getty Images Here's To Us Lamaca, Cyprus Together Forever Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Together Forever Istanbul, Turkey

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