Photo of the Day

September 4, 2009

Wedding Gown Preparation

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine

Dress-up weddings happen so seldom in the Russian village of Khailino, where hard times have driven out more than half the population, that when a young couple made plans to marry, the fishing community responded with a three-day bash. Residents cooked and decorated. Bride Miroslava Khalilova, seven Months pregnant, pitched in with ironing.

See more photographs from the August 2009 feature story "Where the Salmon Rule."

Photograph by Randy Olson
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