Kathmandu, Nepal - Kingdom of
NEPALESE GIRL IS PRESENTED WITH A TRADITIONAL THREAD IN KATHMANDU.
A young Nepalese girl is presented with a traditional thread during a
"Belhibaha" marriage ceremony in Kathmandu March 10, 2002. The
Belbibaha ceremony, an ancient tradition, is to mark the girls wedding
to a Bel, a fruit, before she reaches puberty. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar