40 visually impaired grooms celebrate their wedding

The men wore flower crowns as they were wed, and people performed the traditional Baraa dance on some percussion music.

The brides, only some of whom are visually impaired, do not attend weddings in Yemen due to the country's conservative traditions.

Hosted by an association supporting visually impaired people, the ceremony aims to alleviate the financial burden of individual wedding ceremonies and include all Yemenis together, Aly al-Mahfady, the public relations supervisor of the association explained.

"This is the fourth (collective) wedding that the association for visually impaired people hosts across the country. It has a huge mental and psychological impact (on the grooms)," added Jad al-Amisy, one of the grooms.