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    Iraqi villagers reject marriage traditions - 5 May 09

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    In the tribal areas of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, arranged marriages have been a way of life for centuries.

    But society is changing. Families who engaged their daughters when they were still children are now renegotiating old contracts.

    Nicole Johnston reports from Rania district, where some girls are choosing death over an arranged marriage.