Marriage in a Refugee Camp Displaced couple found love's beauty in a hopeless place

A young refugee couple roused emotions in Iraq with their beautiful wedding earlier today, February 16, 2017.

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Displaced Iraqi couple celebrate marriage in refugee camp play

Displaced Iraqi couple celebrate marriage in refugee camp

(AP)

Hussein Danoon and Shahad Abed today had a wedding ceremony at Khazer camp, Iraq and it was a rare sight of celebration at the refugee station.

The couple had earlier had to flee the ceaseless fighting in Mosul, Iraq, just a month before their eventual wedding date, February 16, 2017.

To prepare them for the ceremony – a really rare occasion in the camp – the couple were helped out of the refugee camp where the bride was prepared at a beauty salon and dressed in bridal Kurdish clothes.

play The couple had earlier had to flee the ceaseless fighting in Mosul, before their eventual wedding date, February 16 2017. (AP)

Danoon the groom also got fixed up and dressed for his big day.

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According to AP, “the two are Arabs, but the camp management said the clothing symbolized coexistence [and unity of hearts].”

 

Abed, 16, is eligible under Iraqi law for marriage because though the legal age is 18, a 15 year old could marry with parental permission.

play Danoon and Abed’s wedding is only the second in Khazer camp, Iraq since the Mosul fighting began in October (AP)

Danoon and Abed’s wedding is only the second in Khazer camp where thousands of people live in rows of tents.

In a lofty mansion or in a ghetto in the valley, love’s brightness forever shines unhindered…