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Bhutan King's Wedding

<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) greets journalists after his marriage to Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) greets journalists after his marriage to Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) greets journalists after his marriage to Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) and his bride Jetsun Pema take part in a purification ceremony at the Punkaha Dzong during their wedding ceremony in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011.   REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) and his bride Jetsun Pema take part in a purification ceremony at the Punkaha Dzong during their wedding ceremony in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) and his bride Jetsun Pema take part in a purification ceremony at the Punkaha Dzong during their wedding ceremony in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (C) walks towards the Punkaha Dzong to take part in his wedding to Jetsun Pema in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (C) walks towards the Punkaha Dzong to take part in his wedding to Jetsun Pema in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (C) walks towards the Punkaha Dzong to take part in his wedding to Jetsun Pema in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) and his bride Jetsun Pema take part in a purification ceremony at the Punkaha Dzong during their wedding ceremony in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011.   REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) and his bride Jetsun Pema take part in a purification ceremony at the Punkaha Dzong during their wedding ceremony in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) and his bride Jetsun Pema take part in a purification ceremony at the Punkaha Dzong during their wedding ceremony in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>Future queen Jetsun Pema (L) walks towards the Punkaha Dzong to take part in her wedding to King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

Future queen Jetsun Pema (L) walks towards the Punkaha Dzong to take part in her wedding to King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Future queen Jetsun Pema (L) walks towards the Punkaha Dzong to take part in her wedding to King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) and his bride Jetsun Pema take part in a purification ceremony at the Punkaha Dzong during their wedding ceremony in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011.   REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) and his bride Jetsun Pema take part in a purification ceremony at the Punkaha Dzong during their wedding ceremony in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) and his bride Jetsun Pema take part in a purification ceremony at the Punkaha Dzong during their wedding ceremony in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema greet villagers after their wedding in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema greet villagers after their wedding in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema greet villagers after their wedding in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema greet villagers after their wedding in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema greet villagers after their wedding in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema greet villagers after their wedding in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (R) holds hands with Queen Jetsun Pema while greeting villagers in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (R) holds hands with Queen Jetsun Pema while greeting villagers in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (R) holds hands with Queen Jetsun Pema while greeting villagers in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) points towards villagers after his marriage to Queen Jetsun Pema in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) points towards villagers after his marriage to Queen Jetsun Pema in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) points towards villagers after his marriage to Queen Jetsun Pema in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) greets journalists after his marriage to Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) greets journalists after his marriage to Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) greets journalists after his marriage to Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is seen wearing his crown after his marriage to Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is seen wearing his crown after his marriage to Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is seen wearing his crown after his marriage to Queen Jetsun Pema at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) holds a child while greeting villagers with Queen Jetsun Pema after their wedding in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) holds a child while greeting villagers with Queen Jetsun Pema after their wedding in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (L) holds a child while greeting villagers with Queen Jetsun Pema after their wedding in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema greet villagers after their wedding in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema greet villagers after their wedding in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema greet villagers after their wedding in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema pose for pictures after their marriage at the Punkaha Dzong in Bhutan's ancient capital Punakha October 13, 2011. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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