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    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

    Nearly 12,000 Moonies were married in Seoul gymnasium on October 14 in what was billed by the Church as the largest wedding ceremony ever.

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    1. GV Reverend Sun Myung Moon and his wife entering gymnasium and taking position (2 shots) 0.50
    2. GV Marriage couples entering the gymnasium and filing past the Reverend Moon (2 shots) 2.23
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    Background: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

    Nearly 12,000 Moonies were married in Seoul gymnasium on October 14 in what was billed by the Church as the largest wedding ceremony ever. The 5,837 couples are all followers of the controversial Unification Church Leader, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon. To repeated renditions of the Wedding March, six couples abreast marched between the white-clad, crowned figures of the Reverend and Mrs. Moon who threw water over them from silver bowls. The couples, from 83 nations, all wore identical clothing. Many were matched by the Reverend Moon only two days before the ceremony. But under Unification Church rules will not be allowed to consumate their marriages for 40 days. About 1,000 of the marriages were international or inter-racial with partners ranging in age from 21 to 61 years. A resident in the United States, the Reverend Moon was convicted in May of income tax evasion charges, sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, and fined 25,000 dollars.

    Source: ASAHI NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY LIMITED

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQJ96YM3EIYIM2MEDKVNNCT5N
    Media URN:
    VLVAQJ96YM3EIYIM2MEDKVNNCT5N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
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