Young Love

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Two German children, ages six and seven, who say they are "very much in love," decided to get married in Africa "where it is warm" and went to the train station, where police apprehended them.

The children, Mika and Anna-Lena, hatched their plan to elope while their families celebrated New Year's Eve together. The next morning the couple, along with their witness, Anna-Lena's five-year-old sister, walked to the tram station 1 km away and took a tram to Hanover central station. There, a guard spotted the group as they were waiting for a train to the airport and called the police. The officers pointed out that the children wouldn't get far without tickets and money and offered them a tour of the police station while they waited for their parents to pick them up. "They can still put their plan into action at a later date," said a police spokesman. [BBC]

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Cute? Sure...

Parental neglect, much? Not the smartest idea to let your young children wander around strange countries on fact, I wouldn't recommend it in familiar countries either...