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Saturday, 13 July, 2002, 18:25 GMT 19:25 UK
In pictures: Moroccan marriage celebration
In Morocco's first public celebration of a royal wedding, thousands of well-wishers from all over the kingdom thronged the streets to congratulate King Mohammed VI on his marriage to 24-year-old Salma Bennani.

Moroccan men participate in a parade of gifts offered by representatives of all Moroccan provinces  ( Photographs courtesy of the Associated Press)
Representatives from all the provinces of the kingdom came in their finery to the Royal Palace

King Mohammed VI  (l) and Bill Clinton and his daughter (r) ( Photographs courtesy of the Associated Press)
King Mohammed VI was the guest of honour, but other dignitaries included former US President Bill Clinton

Dancers in the parade
Dozens of singers and dancers took part in the festivities

Men bringing gifts for the newly-weds
Many well-wishers bore traditional wedding gifts of dates, sandalwood and henna

King Mohammed VI appears with his new bride
The bride put in an appearance later

King Mohammed VI and Salma Bennani are carried through the crowds
The royal couple basked in the adulation of the crowd

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"The marriage symbolises a new era of openness in Morocco"
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