A soldier patrols as men mourn in the village of Bilge, where a shooting at an engagement ceremony claimed 44 lives. The Anatolia news agency said the masked attackers had wanted the young woman from the engaged couple, Sevgi Celebi, to marry among their own group of friends or relatives, but that her family would not allow it. The news agency cited unnamed villagers as saying there was a dispute between the attackers' family and the family of the would-be groom, and that Celebi's family had resisted pressure to cancel the marriage plans.
Ibrahim Usta / Associated Press
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