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Sinclair told Amanpour that she hopes her photographs would not only highlight the problems to westerners, but also show people in the areas where this takes place that if the girls continue to be taken out of the population to forcibly work at home, that their communities suffer as a whole.“It's a harmful traditional practice that is slowly changing.And it's not just Muslims; it happens across many cultures and regions. Sinclair has been working on the project for nearly a decade.Photographer Stephanie Sinclair has traveled the world taking pictures, like the one of the Afghan couple, to document the phenomenon. She goes into the areas with help from people in these communities who want the practice to stop, because they see the harmful repercussions. I hated to see him," Tahani (in pink) recalls of the early days of her marriage to Majed, when she was 6 and he was 25.Christiane Amanpour spoke with Sinclair about a book which features her photographs called, "Questions without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII." Faiz, 40, and Ghulam, 11, sit in her home prior to their wedding in the rural Afghnanistan on Sept. " data-medium-file="https://cnniamanpour.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/stephaniesinclair_025a1.jpg? w=300" data-large-file="https://cnniamanpour.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/stephaniesinclair_025a1.jpg? w=310" class=" wp-image-3801 " style="border:2px solid black;" title="Afghanistan" alt="Faiz, 40, and Ghulam, 11, sit in her home prior to their wedding in the rural Afghnanistan on Sept. The young wife posed for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajjah. w=300&h=193 300w, sizes="(max-width: 313px) 100vw, 313px" /"Whenever I saw him, I hid." data-medium-file="https://cnniamanpour.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/sinclair_brideswpp_001a.jpg? w=300" data-large-file="https://cnniamanpour.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/sinclair_brideswpp_001a.jpg? w=400" class=" wp-image-3803 " style="border:3px solid black;" title="Sinclair_Brides WPP_001a" alt="Whenever I saw him, I hid. I hated to see him," Tehani (in pink) recalls of the early days of her marriage to Majed, when she was 6 and he was 25.
’” Sinclair says, “This harmful, traditional practice of child marriage is just so embedded in some of these cultures that the families don't protect them as they should.” The subjects do know they’re being photographed and Sinclair tells them the topic she is working on.“Often you see these group marriages because the girl and the families can't afford to have three weddings.” In the five-year-old girl’s case, Rajni will continue to live with her own family for several years.