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Arjina, 14, Bangladesh

April 2014: Arjina, in Rangpur District in north-western Bangladesh, gets ready for school. Arjen’s dream of becoming a doctor was nearly destroyed when her parents arranged her marriage a few months ago, despite her objections that she was too young. Early marriage for adolescent girls is common in Rangpur, where nearly half of all girls are married by the age of 15. But after learning about the associated risks, Arjina’s parents have postponed her marriage until she reaches the age of 18.

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