An Iranian woman holds up her hand, painted with henna, under a religious sentence as she prepares for a wedding ceremony in the city of Qeshm on Qeshm Island at the Persian Gulf, November 1, 2006. The sentence reads, "In the name of Allah, the Beneficent

An Iranian woman holds up her hand, painted with henna, under a religious sentence as she prepares for a wedding ceremony in the city of Qeshm on Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf, November 1, 2006. The sentence reads, "In the name of Allah, the Beneficent and the Merciful."

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