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June 15, 2010
Posted: 1008 GMT

Iraqi officials admit that the number of child brides in the war-torn country is growing. CNN's Isha Sesay reports.

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Chocofudges   June 15th, 2010 3:21 pm ET

This is what happens in poverty stricken unstable areas. Parents "sell off" their children so that they no longer have to pay for their sustenance, even though in Islam people cannot be married before puberty (otherwise the marriage is null) and people can say whether or not they want to marry someone (they can refuse to marry whoever their parents pick out)

miriam   June 17th, 2010 5:33 pm ET

Chocofudges,

They can refuse, but then live with the stigma forever.


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