July 01, 2015 10:21
A mass wedding for North Korean defectors was held at a gymnasium in Seoul on Tuesday.
The government organized the event in collaboration with the nonprofit organization Happy World to help defectors who couldn't have a wedding ceremony due to financial difficulties.
Some 130 couples signed up for the free wedding event. Among them, 100 couples in their 20s to 60s were selected although 10 couples couldn't make the wedding due to scheduling conflicts.
All 90 brides came from North Korea while 60 percent of the grooms did too. The rest were Chinese and South Korean.
The newlyweds were presented with 14K gold rings.
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