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Same-sex couples tie the knot in New Zealand

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Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" in New Zealand on Monday, taking to the skies and horse-drawn carriages to exchange their vows as the nation became only the 14th in the world to celebrate gay weddings. 

Richard Rawstorn and Richard Andrew (R) and Jess Ives and Rachel Briscoe are married in Rotorua, New Zealand on August 19, 2013. Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" in New Zealand on Monday, taking to the skies and horse-drawn carriages to exchange their vows as the nation became only the 14th in the world to celebrate gay weddings.

Nuptials were held in venues ranging from an airliner flying at 30,000 feet (9,150 metres) to a historic bath house in the hot springs resort of Rotorua, as gay men and women took advantage of the changed law, in a first for the Asia-Pacific region.

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