Each day, more than 25,000 girls younger than 18 are married across the world. Here is a look at some of them.
June 17, 2012 Balki Souley, 14, lost her baby during childbirth in a hospital in Maradi, Niger. Hospital officials said it was because of her age and the fact that she had eaten very little during her pregnancy. “When I return to my village, I will try to have another child,” said Balki, who was married at age 12. Sudarsan Raghavan/The Washington Post Buy Photo