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'Jumping of the Broom,' 2004

Best man Chevon Schand, 17, lays down a decorative broom for the bride, Betty Lynn Lauray, 20, and his brother (the groom), Shamel Lateek Schand, 23, for the "Jumping of the Broom" ritual at a wedding ceremony at Shiloh Baptist Church on Albany Avenue in Hartford, Conn. on May 8, 2004.PATRICK RAYCRAFT / HARTFORD COURANT