Couple celebrate wedding amid Istanbul protests

A newly married couple in Istanbul had their wedding pictures taken amid continuing violence in Istanbul.

A newly married couple pose for their wedding picture at Istiklal street near Taksim square in Istanbul.
A newly married couple pose for their wedding picture at Istiklal street near Taksim square in Istanbul. Credit: Reuters

Posing in a tuxedo the groom accessorised with a gas mask. Police in Turkey have been using tear gas after protests which began with a demonstration to halt construction in a park in an Istanbul square grew into mass protests against what opponents call Prime Minister Erdogan's authoritarianism.

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