This is the end of a wedding that I was invited to in Kayes. The ceremony took place upstairs. As the bride comes out, her family has to make a huge fuss about her leaving and protest. You can barely see her in the middle of all of it. The bride also has to put on a show of not wanting to leave her parents house and go to her husband’s house. My friend next to me told me that it is actually part of the police/military job description to show up to marriages like this one and participate in the drama- to act like they are forcing the bride to go to her husband’s family.