The dirt roads of Aintab, a village outside the Armenian capital of Yerevan, are narrow and rocky. But they are just wide enough to fit a procession of honking cars. Heading the convoy is a white Mercedes decorated with pink flowers and white ribbons.
The driver has brought Jemma, 19, a newlywed bride, to the 21-year-old groom Artur’s family home.
As she walks out of the car towards the house, a trio of musicians play the drums and zurna, an eastern Anatolian flute. The groom’s family and friends dance around her, holding up loaves of sweet bread and other welcome gifts.
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