[Baghdad, July 6. Image via Getty]

A Shiite Muslim Iraqi bride looks over during a mass wedding in the stadium at Baghdad University, part of the celebrations for the birth of Imam Ali, the son-in-law and cousin of the Prophet Mohammed, late July 06, 2009. The wedding of some 500 couples was organized and paid for by the SCIRI (Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq) with a wedding gift also presented to each newly wed couple. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)