Rite of Passage: A young girl with a mature look at a ceremony in Karangasem on Monday after having her teeth filed. Balinese Hindus cannot marry until they have the procedure – a relatively painless smoothening of the two upper incisors and said to thwart evil influences – but many delay the ritual due to its high cost, starting around Rp20 million (US$2,230). (Photo: The Bali Times/Putra)

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