(BBC NEWS) Rusul woke to find herself alone. Her new husband had gone. The marriage had lasted just three hours.
It wasn't the teenager's first marriage. It wasn't even her second, third or fourth. In fact she's been married too many times for her to count.
Rusul's harrowing way of life was triggered by an encounter when she was at work.
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She would watch as girls not much older than her in tight clothing and bright make-up came in to wait expectantly. Older men would soon come in to pick them up.
“They were such beautiful young girls, I couldn't understand why any girl would sell herself like this,” she says.
She herself was also vulnerable - estranged from her family and supporting her sister Rula.