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Family members of Ziona (R) poses for a group photo outside their residence in Baktawng village, in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. Ziona is the head of a religious sect called "Chana," which allows polygamy and was founded by his father Chana in 1942. Ziona has 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren. He lives in his 4 storey 100-room house with 181 members of his family. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Family members of Ziona pose for a group photo in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Ziona, 67, takes a break at the construction site of a church in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A view of Ziona's 4 storey house in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 6, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Engi, 5, youngest child of Ziona, poses with other children of the family at their residence in Baktawng in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Washing hangs out to dry on the roof of Ziona's residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 6, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Zuali, 37, twentieth wife of Ziona, adjusts his shirt as his sons and driver (L) watch before heading towards the construction site of a church in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A daughter-in-law of Ziona holds her grandson at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A combination picture shows 28 of the wives of Ziona at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Heni, 23, a granddaughter-in-law of Ziona, at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 6, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Ziona's family members wave from a vehicle on their way to a church construction sitein Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Granddaughters of Ziona play inside their house in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A wife of Ziona, prepares breakfast at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Zathiangi, 71, Ziona's first wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Lalthai, 38, Ziona's 34th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Thari, 30, Ziona's 38th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Thangzeli, 40, Ziona's 14th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Rami, 27, Ziona's 33rdwife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Changliani, 60, Ziona's 9th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Kimii, 36, Ziona's 37th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Sawmi, 30, Ziona's 17th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Remi, 37,, Ziona's 26th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Sangi, 58, Ziona's sixth wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Pari, 60, Ziona's 3rd wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Tlungi, 65, Ziona's fourth wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Muani, 41, Ziona's 7th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Chuani, 40, Ziona's 15th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Khumi, 65, Ziona's 21st wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Zuali, 37, Ziona's 20th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Hmaii, 57, Ziona's second wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Siami, 30, Ziona's 39th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Malsawmi, 48, Ziona's tenth wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Sangi, 62, Ziona's 5th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Muanpuii, 38, Ziona's 16th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Rizapi, 35, Ziona's 36th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Ngeni, 37, Ziona's 22nd wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Lawmii, 34, Ziona's 35th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Matluangi, 37, Ziona's 19th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Rawni, 57, Ziona's 23rd wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Hritpuii, 32, Ziona's 27th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng village in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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