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wedding guests

At Independence park, We did encounter a wedding party as it was a popular site for photographs. The Turkmen national dress for the women is quite colorful with elaborate embroidery around the neck of the dresses. The bride was dressed in a traditional costume decorated with much jewelry but also included a shawl over her head and face which she would not remove until alone with her husband later that evening. Our tour members were trying to be inconspicuous as we took photos of our unique opportunity to witness a local ceremony but the Turkmens were having none of that. We were invited to join the celebration, take all the photos we wanted and join in the dancing. Everyone was having a great time and the wedding guests and bridal party thought it great that we were there, posing for photos with various tour members and drawing us into the dancing

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Taken on November 9, 2006