Love through the barricades

A newlywed couple joins protesters as they march towards Taksim Square in Istanbul, June 2013
A newlywed couple joins protesters as they march towards Taksim Square in Istanbul, June 2013
Ahmed Soboh, 15 and his bride Tala, 14, stand inside Tala's house which was damaged during an Israeli strike in 2009, during their wedding party in September, 2013.
Ahmed Soboh, 15 and his bride Tala, 14, stand inside Tala's house which was damaged during an Israeli strike in 2009, during their wedding party in September, 2013.
A bride and a groom arrive to take pictures ahead of their wedding as anti-government protesters march during a rally in Bangkok, December 2013.
A bride and a groom arrive to take pictures ahead of their wedding as anti-government protesters march during a rally in Bangkok, December 2013.
An Israeli bride poses in the Judean desert near the West Bank city of Jericho, November 2013.
An Israeli bride poses in the Judean desert near the West Bank city of Jericho, November 2013.
A bride and groom celebrate their wedding in Cairo's Tahrir Square, to show their support for protesters in November 2011.
A bride and groom celebrate their wedding in Cairo's Tahrir Square, to show their support for protesters in November 2011.
A bride and groom visit Kiev's Independence Square where pro-European integration supporters protest, in December 2013.
A bride and groom visit Kiev's Independence Square where pro-European integration supporters protest, in December 2013.
Having photos taken near a pro-Morsi protest camp in Rabaa Adawiya Square in Nasr City, east of Egypt's capital Cairo. August 2013.
Having photos taken near a pro-Morsi protest camp in Rabaa Adawiya Square in Nasr City, east of Egypt's capital Cairo. August 2013.
Newlyweds walk down a street in the Mexican town of Ayutla de los Libres, weeks after police and locals took up arms against organised crime gangs in January 2013.
Newlyweds walk down a street in the Mexican town of Ayutla de los Libres, weeks after police and locals took up arms against organised crime gangs in January 2013.

For many people in the world, conflict, political upheaval and violence is a fact of life. These newlywed couples are proof that love can conquer all.

- Hat tip Daily Mail

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