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              Zimbabwean Priminster Morgan Tsvangirai, left, is seen with his wife Elizabeth Macheka during a traditional wedding ceremony in Harare, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, despite a court ruling

    Zimbabwean Priminster Morgan Tsvangirai, left, is seen with his wife Elizabeth Macheka during a traditional wedding ceremony in Harare, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, despite a court ruling

    Posted: 9/16/2012 9:43:17 AM EST
    Zimbabwean Priminster Morgan Tsvangirai, left, is seen with his wife Elizabeth Macheka during a traditional wedding ceremony in Harare, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, despite a court ruling that canceled his marriage license on allegations that he would be committing bigamy. Tsvangirai, 60, and his bride exchanged vows and rings at a luxury convention facility in Harare but did not sign the legal marriage register. A court on Friday declared Tsvangirai already married under tribal law after seeing video footage of traditional bride price being paid last November to the family of another Zimbabwean woman. Polygamy is recognized in tribal law but not in Zimbabwe's national laws.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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              Zimbabwean Priminster Morgan Tsvangirai, left, is seen with his wife Elizabeth Macheka during a traditional wedding ceremony in Harare, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, despite a court ruling

    Zimbabwean Priminster Morgan Tsvangirai, left, is seen with his wife Elizabeth Macheka during a traditional wedding ceremony in Harare, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, despite a court ruling

    Posted: 9/16/2012 9:43:17 AM EST
    Zimbabwean Priminster Morgan Tsvangirai, left, is seen with his wife Elizabeth Macheka during a traditional wedding ceremony in Harare, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, despite a court ruling that canceled his marriage license on allegations that he would be committing bigamy. Tsvangirai, 60, and his bride exchanged vows and rings at a luxury convention facility in Harare but did not sign the legal marriage register. A court on Friday declared Tsvangirai already married under tribal law after seeing video footage of traditional bride price being paid last November to the family of another Zimbabwean woman. Polygamy is recognized in tribal law but not in Zimbabwe's national laws.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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              Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, left, is seen with his wife Elizabeth Macheka during a traditional wedding ceremony in Harare, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, despite a court rul

    Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, left, is seen with his wife Elizabeth Macheka during a traditional wedding ceremony in Harare, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, despite a court rul

    Posted: 9/16/2012 9:43:17 AM EST
    Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, left, is seen with his wife Elizabeth Macheka during a traditional wedding ceremony in Harare, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, despite a court ruling that canceled his marriage license on allegations that he would be committing bigamy. Tsvangirai, 60, and his bride exchanged vows and rings at a luxury convention facility in Harare but did not sign the legal marriage register. A court on Friday declared Tsvangirai already married under tribal law after seeing video footage of traditional bride price being paid last November to the family of another Zimbabwean woman. Polygamy is recognized in tribal law but not in Zimbabwe's national laws.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
  •  - South African President Zuma marries fiancee Ngema at traditional ceremony in Nkandla

    South African President Zuma marries fiancee Ngema at traditional ceremony in Nkandla

    Posted: 4/20/2012 3:06:01 PM EST
    South African President Jacob Zuma marries his fiancee Bongi Ngema (R) at a traditional ceremony known as "Umgcagco" at his home in Nkandla, in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal province, in this handout picture supplied by the Government Communication and Information Service, April 20, 2012. Zuma, who turned 70 last week, married for the sixth time and Ngema is his fourth current wife. Polygamy forms part of Zulu culture and is legal in South Africa. REUTERS/Elmond Jiyane/GCIS/Handout (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - South African President Zuma dances as he marries fiancee Ngema at traditional ceremony in Nkandla

    South African President Zuma dances as he marries fiancee Ngema at traditional ceremony in Nkandla

    Posted: 4/20/2012 3:02:42 PM EST
    South African President Jacob Zuma dances as he marries his fiancee Bongi Ngema (R) at a traditional ceremony known as "Umgcagco" at his home in Nkandla, in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal province, in this handout picture supplied by the Government Communication and Information Service, April 20, 2012. Zuma, who turned 70 last week, married for the sixth time and Ngema is his fourth current wife. Polygamy forms part of Zulu culture and is legal in South Africa. REUTERS/Elmond Jiyane/GCIS/Handout (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - South African President Zuma's fiancee Ngema dances at traditional wedding ceremony in Nkandla

    South African President Zuma's fiancee Ngema dances at traditional wedding ceremony in Nkandla

    Posted: 4/20/2012 2:59:59 PM EST
    South African President Jacob Zuma's fiancee Bongi Ngema dances at a traditional wedding ceremony known as "Umgcagco" at his home in Nkandla, in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal province, in this handout picture supplied by the Government Communication and Information Service, April 20, 2012. Zuma, who turned 70 last week, married for the sixth time and Ngema is his fourth current wife. Polygamy forms part of Zulu culture and is legal in South Africa. REUTERS/Elmond Jiyane /GCIS/Handout (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - South African President Zuma dances as he marries his fiancee Ngema at his home in Nkandla

    South African President Zuma dances as he marries his fiancee Ngema at his home in Nkandla

    Posted: 4/20/2012 2:57:47 PM EST
    South African President Jacob Zuma dances as he marries his fiancee Bongi Ngema at a traditional ceremony known as "Umgcagco" at his home in Nkandla, in South Africa's KwaZulu Natal province, in this handout picture supplied by the Government Communication and Information Service, April 20, 2012. Zuma, who turned 70 last week, married for the sixth time and Ngema is his fourth current wife. Polygamy forms part of Zulu culture and is legal in South Africa. REUTERS/Elmond Jiyane/GCIS/Handout (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - A combination picture shows 28 of 39 wives of Ziona the head of a religious sect called Chana in india

    A combination picture shows 28 of 39 wives of Ziona the head of a religious sect called Chana in india

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:16:22 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 51 OF 50 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Thari, 30, Ziona's 38th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Thari, 30, Ziona's 38th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:14:50 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 50 OF 51 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Lalthai, 38, Ziona's 34th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Lalthai, 38, Ziona's 34th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:14:19 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 49 OF 51 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Thangzeli, 40, Ziona's 14th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Thangzeli, 40, Ziona's 14th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:13:36 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 23 OF 51 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Rami, 27, Ziona's 33rd wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Rami, 27, Ziona's 33rd wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:12:55 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 47 OF 51 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Changliani, 60, Ziona's 9th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Changliani, 60, Ziona's 9th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:12:23 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 46 OF 51 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Kimii, 36,  Ziona's 37th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Kimii, 36, Ziona's 37th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:12:17 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 28 OF 51 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Sawmi, 30, Ziona's 17th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Sawmi, 30, Ziona's 17th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:11:47 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 45 OF 51 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Remi, 37, Ziona's 26th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Remi, 37, Ziona's 26th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:11:14 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 44 OF 51 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Sangi, 58, Ziona's sixth wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Sangi, 58, Ziona's sixth wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:09:27 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 43 OF 51 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Tlungi, 65, Ziona's fourth wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Tlungi, 65, Ziona's fourth wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:08:13 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 42 OF 51 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Pari, 60, Ziona's 3rd wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Pari, 60, Ziona's 3rd wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:07:47 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 41 OF 51 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - Muani, 41, Ziona's 7th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Muani, 41, Ziona's 7th wife, poses for a picture at their residence in Baktawng

    Posted: 10/20/2011 4:07:09 AM EST
    ATTN EDITORS: IMAGE 40 OF 50 OF PICTURE PACKAGE '7 BILLION, 7 STORIES - THE WORLD'S LARGEST FAMILY'. SEARCH 'BAKTAWNG' TO SEE ALL IMAGES 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. 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. The world's population will reach seven billion on 31 October 2011, according to projections by the United Nations. Picture taken October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)