Donka Angelova, 13 and an her grandmother

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Donka Angelova, 13 and an her grandmother, dressed with traditional Tinsmith's costume during the annual "bride market" at the Bachkovo monastery, in Asenograd, Bulgaria. Young girls like Donka, accompanied their older sisters on the day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, when Roma from the Tinsmith branch gathered at the monastery to introduce their daughters at the age for marriage to boys from the same clan.
Donka Angelova, 13 and an her grandmother, dressed with traditional Tinsmith's costume during the annual "bride market" at the Bachkovo monastery, in Asenograd, Bulgaria. Young girls like Donka, accompanied their older sisters on the day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, when Roma from the Tinsmith branch gathered at the monastery to introduce their daughters at the age for marriage to boys from the same clan.
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