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Bride Zhang Yu's career really took a toll on her wedding day - when her bosses ordered her to man her pay booth just hours before her ceremony.

Yu - a manager at the highway toll centre in Qingdao, Shandong province, eastern China - had planned to take the whole week off for her big day.

But bosses cancelled all leave after China's roads were over-run by millions of motorists trying to get home for this week's traditional Moon Festival holiday.

So Yu donned her wedding gown and managed to make the service in her lunch break when her own wedding parade motorcade came through the toll.

"It was a tough week for everyone so I couldn't let down all the people I work with," she explained.

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