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Royal Hindu Cremation Held In Bali

A black bull sarcophagus stands at Puri Ubud during the Hindu Royal cremation – also know as the Pengabenan – for the late Anak Agung Niang Rai, mother of Gianyar Regent, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, at Puri Ubud in Gianyar Bali on August 17, 2011 in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Niang Rai died in a Denpasar hospital in May; her actual cremation will take place on August 18 and will involve a nine level, 24m high 'bade' or body carring tower, made by upto 100 volunteers from 14 local villages. It will be carried to the cremation by 4500 Ubud residents. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
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19 Aug 2011 09:30:00
Indian mourners perform a cremation on the roof of a building overlooking The Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi on August 23, 2016. India's holy city of Varanasi has been forced to halt cremations along the banks of the sacred river Ganges as deadly floods from monsoon rains hit parts of the country, an official said. More than 100,000 people have been forced from their homes in recent days in northern Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring Bihar states as rain-swollen rivers burst their banks. (Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP Photo)

Indian mourners perform a cremation on the roof of a building overlooking The Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi on August 23, 2016. India's holy city of Varanasi has been forced to halt cremations along the banks of the sacred river Ganges as deadly floods from monsoon rains hit parts of the country, an official said. More than 100,000 people have been forced from their homes in recent days in northern Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring Bihar states as rain-swollen rivers burst their banks. (Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP Photo)
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28 Aug 2016 09:57:00
FILE- In this Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, grave digger Juan Luis Cabrera takes a break from his work at the "Nueva Esperanza" cemetery in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

Cemetery overcrowding is an issue that resonates around the world, particularly in its most cramped cities and among religions that forbid or discourage cremation. The reality of relying on finite land resources to cope with the endless stream of the dying has brought about creative solutions... (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)
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17 Oct 2014 12:16:00
Swiss Company Turns People’s Ashes Into Diamonds

In the past people used to bury their loved ones or turn them into ashes. However, now there is a completely new possibility. Since having an urn with ashes in your house may be a bit weird, you may want to choose the option of turning your deceased relative into a diamond. Yes, diamond! You’ve heard us correctly. By using immense heat and pressure, the ashes you get after cremating a person can be turned into a real diamond. After this, the diamond can be left as it is, and stored in a jewelry box, or it can be used as a piece of jewelry, such as a ring or a pendant, allowing you to always keep your loved one close to your heart. (Photo by djd/Algordanza memorial diamonds)
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20 Oct 2014 08:52:00
A volunteer puts a banknote on remains for luck during a mass exhumation at Poh Teck Tung Foundation Cemetery in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand November 3, 2015. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

A volunteer puts a banknote on remains for luck during a mass exhumation at Poh Teck Tung Foundation Cemetery in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand November 3, 2015. Human remains from 3,890 unclaimed bodies have been dug out of graves to be cleaned and put into storage in a warehouse before being cremated, in order to make room for further unidentified corpses. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
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06 Nov 2015 08:01:00
Veterans of the Bangladesh war of liberation march past during the celebration of the country’s 45th Victory Day at the national parade ground in Dhaka December 16, 2015. (Photo by Ashikur Rahman/Reuters)

Veterans of the Bangladesh war of liberation march past during the celebration of the country’s 45th Victory Day at the national parade ground in Dhaka December 16, 2015. (Photo by Ashikur Rahman/Reuters)
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18 Dec 2015 08:04:00
Parts of the Royal Chariot, which will be used during the late King  Bhumibol Adulyadej's funeral later this year is seen at the National Museum in Bangkok, Thailand, February 6, 2017. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)

Parts of the Royal Chariot, which will be used during the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's funeral later this year is seen at the National Museum in Bangkok, Thailand, February 6, 2017. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)
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09 Feb 2017 00:04:00
Tourists walk above a tea plantation in Enshi, Hubei province, December 27, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

Tourists walk above a tea plantation in Enshi, Hubei province, December 27, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)
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30 Dec 2015 08:03:00