[Karachi, Pakistan; June 5. Image via >Getty]

Pakistani brides sit during a mass marriage ceremony in Karachi on June 5, 2009. The government of Pakistan's southern Sindh province organised the mass marriage of 180 couples in the port city of Karachi as a bid to discourage dowry culture and help poor families who find it hard to get their girls married. AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)