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10:29 UK time, Tuesday, 26 February 2008

"I feel as if my own daughter is getting married" - Mamina, carer of the bride Jhumuri at a monkey 'wedding' in eastern India.

monkey.gifThe "bride" was dressed in a sari and flowers. The guests enjoyed rice, lentils and vegetable.

So far, so normal for a Hindu wedding. One small difference - the happy couple was two monkeys.

The ritual mirrored the local traditions of a human wedding. But in a neat reversal of the chauvinistic description of UK wives as "'er indoors" or "ball and chain", this unique ceremony marked the end of captivity for Manu and Jhumuri.

Since their chains were unlocked, they have been spotted "hanging out" at the temple.

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  1. At 12:12 PM on 26 Feb 2008, Simon Rooke wrote:

    Turban gorillas

  2. At 12:24 PM on 26 Feb 2008, Candace wrote:

    With this swing I thee wed

  3. At 12:29 PM on 26 Feb 2008, Matthew, Tokyo wrote:

    Prime mate

  4. At 03:30 PM on 26 Feb 2008, Helene Parry wrote:

    King Konjugal

  5. At 04:37 PM on 26 Feb 2008, Rob Falconer wrote:

    Simian chanted evening

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