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This Saturday, March 23, 2013 photo shows Roma women from the Kalaidzhi community having a chat during so called "Roma bridal market" . The Kalaidzhi, who represent only a small portion of the estimated 700,000 Roma in Bulgaria, are almost all devout Orthodox Christians who keep teenage boys and girls separate. Parents sometimes remove girls from school at 15 or even earlier to keep them from mixing with boys. The isolation is broken only by Internet chats and the twice-a-year bridal fairs. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)