What is interesting, in some Middle Eastern Islamic countries, the bride must be a virgin. At the wedding party on the wedding night, the groom and bride leave the ceremony to consummate the marriage. The mother of the bride must stand outside the door of the bedroom to wait for the groom to hand her a blood stained sheet to verify the bride's virginity had not been violated. If the blood is not present, the groom has the right to annul the marriage.
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