A couple registering their marriage in a Kabul court
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The difficulties of obtaining a divorce in Afghanistan

19 December 2012 Last updated at 19:42 GMT

Many couples in Afghanistan opt to marry in the traditional way of giving verbal consent instead of signing any official legal documents.

It can make getting a divorce a difficult process - especially for the women.

Marzieh Mashkoori reports.

Video produced by BBC Persian's Bahar Jooya