Inside the Roma bride market

Scores of young Roma women have been paraded before potential suitors at a Bulgarian ‘bride market’ where poor families are given the chance to arrange financially beneficial marriages for their children.

Here the potential brides are provocatively dressed, donning gobs of mascara and wearing flashy jewellery, towering heels and mini-skirts.

And surrounding them in the car boot-like sale event are young men whose family hope to find them a wife at a good cost.

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