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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Dungan Wedding

Madina, 20, an ethnic Dungan, is covered by a red veil before she leaves for the groom’s house during wedding ceremony in Milyanfan, Kyrgyzstan. Dungans wear traditional Chinese-influenced wedding gowns, follow traditional Hui Chinese wedding ceremonies from the 19th century and practice endogamy, but due to shrinking population size, they have stopped the practice and allowed Dungans to marry other ethnicities.

TAGS: Chinese, Kyrgyzstan, Red, Wedding

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2019
Total Views: 4435
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2019, 11:45 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7M3
Focal Length: 28mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO6400
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PHOTO LOCATION Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan