The Pakistan Hindu Council organised a mass marriage ceremony where a total of 22 couples from the Hindu community residing in Pakistan's Sindh province took their wedding vows. —Photos and texts by Reuters

A groom with a sword, accompanied by his relatives, enters the venue.
A groom with a sword, accompanied by his relatives, enters the venue.
Brides sit as their grooms stand behind their chairs during the mass marriage ceremony in Karachi.
Brides sit as their grooms stand behind their chairs during the mass marriage ceremony in Karachi.
A groom wearing a traditional turban, which is made of colorful beads and cotton threads, waits for his bride.
A groom wearing a traditional turban, which is made of colorful beads and cotton threads, waits for his bride.
A bride and her groom hold a flower in their hands at a ritual during the mass marriage ceremony.
A bride and her groom hold a flower in their hands at a ritual during the mass marriage ceremony.
A bride and her groom, helped by relatives, perform a ritual during the ceremony.
A bride and her groom, helped by relatives, perform a ritual during the ceremony.
A bride and her groom, both wearing traditional garlands made of colorful beads and cotton threads, go over their marriage contract.
A bride and her groom, both wearing traditional garlands made of colorful beads and cotton threads, go over their marriage contract.
A couple waits for their wedding to start.
A couple waits for their wedding to start.
A bride from the mass marriage ceremony.
A bride from the mass marriage ceremony.

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