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Last Updated: Monday, 28 July, 2003, 13:48 GMT 14:48 UK
Saudi man in 'briefest' marriage
Saudi women
Saudi men can have four wives and divorce by simple repudiation
A Saudi Arabian man divorced his new wife immediately after the ceremony over a photograph taken of the couple, according to the Al-Madinah newspaper.

The man became angry after the bride's brother took a photograph of the newly-weds to keep as a souvenir, the paper reported.

After being dissuaded from hitting his brother-in-law, the man simply divorced his wife.

Islamic law in force in the kingdom allows Saudi men to have up to four wives.

They are able to divorce by simple repudiation - even though this must subsequently be formally documented.


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