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The patriarchal society in northern Albania denies women opportunities given to men - with the exception of an ancient law that allows women to become heads of households after taking an oath of celibacy. Photographer Pepa Hristova documented these women in her project, "Sworn Virgins."

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When 33-year-old photojournalist Enri Canaj returned to his Albanian homeland with his wife he was struck by the strong family ties that serve as the foundation for the social system that many Albanians have lived their lives by since the 15th century. This social code is known as the Kanun.

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