Displaced by war, Iraqi couple ties the knot at a refugee camp

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A couple from Mosul on Thursday, February 16th tied the knot at a camp for displaced people near the Kurdish city of Erbil.

Wearing the traditional Kurdish costumes the groom and the bride were driven in a car decorated with red ribbon from Kalek town west of Erbil, where the bride had her hair done, to al-Khazer camp where the groom moved with his family to escape the violence in his hometown.

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Iraqi newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun (R) 26, and Chahad, 16, are showered in foam during their wedding party at Khazer camp in Iraq February 16, 2017.

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Chahad, 16, gets groomed at a beauty Salon in Kalak before her wedding party, Iraq February 16, 2017. 

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Chahad, 16, gets groomed at a beauty Salon in Kalak before her wedding party, Iraq February 16, 2017. 

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People dance during the wedding party of the newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun (R), 26, and Chahad, 16, at Khazer camp, Iraq February 16, 2017. 

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People dance during the wedding party of the newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun, 26, and Chahad, 16, at Khazer camp, Iraq February 16, 2017. 

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Iraqi newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun (2nd R), 26, and Chahad, 16, watch a woman dance during their wedding party inside their tent at Khazer camp, Iraq February 16, 2017. 

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Iraqi newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun (R), 26, and Chahad, 16, sit inside their tent during their wedding party at Khazer camp in Iraq February 16, 2017. 

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Iraqi newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun (2nd R), 26, and Chahad, 16, listen to the cleric advises after he conducted the religious marriage procedure outside a restaurant near Khazer camp, Iraq February 16, 2017. 

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Iraqi newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun (2nd R), 26, and Chahad, 16, walk during their wedding party at Khazer camp, Iraq February 16, 2017.

(REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

Iraqi newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun (R), 26, and Chahad, 16, walk during their wedding party at Khazer camp, Iraq February 16, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

Iraqi newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun (R), 26, and Chahad, 16, sit inside their tent during their wedding party at Khazer camp in Iraq February 16, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

Iraqi newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun (C), 26, and Chahad, 16, listen to the imam while he conducts the religious marriage procedure outside a restaurant near Khazer camp, Iraq February 16, 2017.

(REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

Iraqi newlyweds, who fled Mosul, Hussain Zeeno Zannun (R) 26, and Chahad, 16, are showered in foam during their wedding party at Khazer camp in Iraq February 16, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

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The 25-year old Hussein Jerjis and 16-year old Shahad Ahmed Abed have been engaged for four months but could not get married in Mosul because Jerjis' family home in Mosul had been destroyed. His parents left Mosul nearly two months ago and resettled at Al- Khazer camp.

The bride's parents did not attend the attend the wedding of their daughter as they did not want to leave their house and settle in the camp, however, they agreed to allow their daughter to accompany her fiancé ten days ago and stay with his family until the wedding.

Both Jerjis and Abed are from the eastern side of the Mosul, which was liberated by the Iraqi army over a month ago.

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