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    In Gidzivka, Ukraine, a collective farming village dating back to the ninth century, families and friends celebrate a wedding. Traditionally, before the bride and groom can marry, they must each bow in front of their parents and grandparents and kiss loaves of homemade bread to symbolize the transition from their old family to a new one. The couple also visited the gravesite of the bride's father to pay their respects. Dancing, a feast, and much vodka -- all part of a three-day ceremony.

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