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“Sky burial or ritual dissection was once a common funerary practice in Tibet wherein a human corpse is cut in specific locations and placed on a mountaintop, exposing it to the elements or the mahabhuta and animals – especially to birds of prey. The location of the sky burial preparation and place of execution are understood in the Vajrayana traditions as charnel grounds. In Tibet the practice is known as jhator, which literally means, «giving alms to the birds»”. – Wikipedia

Photo: A burial master chops bones of a body to feed vultures during a celestial burial ceremony on April 19, 2006 in Dari County of Guoluo Prefecture, Qinghai Province, northwest China. Celestial burial is a traditional funeral of Tibetan people, which began in the 7th century. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
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18 Jun 2011 12:12:00
Gravedigger Loses Job After Saluting In Burial Plot

A gravedigger has lost his job of 40 years after a photograph of him standing half-naked in a burial plot was deemed offensive and provoked outcry among local newspaper readers.
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28 Aug 2014 11:55:00


People help a woman overwhelmed by emotion and the heat during the mass funeral, attended by tens of thousands of mourners, of 613 coffins of newly-identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre at the Potocari cemetery and memorial near Srebrenica on July 11, 2011 in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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12 Jul 2011 11:53:00
An Indian bride adjusts her veil during a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, October 11, 2015. Sixty five Muslim couples tied the knot in a single ceremony organized by a social organization. (Photo by Ajit Solanki/AP Photo)

An Indian bride adjusts her veil during a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, October 11, 2015. Sixty five Muslim couples tied the knot in a single ceremony organized by a social organization. (Photo by Ajit Solanki/AP Photo)
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15 Oct 2015 08:05:00
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken before he performs the Kaparot ritual, where white chickens are slaughtered as a symbolic gesture of atonement, ahead of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement in Bnei Brak, Israel in Bnei Brak October 9, 2016. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken before he performs the Kaparot ritual, where white chickens are slaughtered as a symbolic gesture of atonement, ahead of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement in Bnei Brak, Israel in Bnei Brak October 9, 2016. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)
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11 Oct 2016 11:06:00
Female Kurdish Peshmerga take part their graduation ceremony at a police academy in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province, Iraq March 30, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)

Female Kurdish Peshmerga take part their graduation ceremony at a police academy in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province, Iraq March 30, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)
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31 Mar 2016 11:35:00
Servicemen of “Kiev 12” military defence battalion react as they take part in a welcoming ceremony in central Ukrainian capital Kiev December 6, 2014. Servicemen of the battalion returned to Kiev after taking part in fighting in eastern Ukraine. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

Servicemen of “Kiev 12” military defence battalion react as they take part in a welcoming ceremony in central Ukrainian capital Kiev December 6, 2014. Servicemen of the battalion returned to Kiev after taking part in fighting in eastern Ukraine. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)
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07 Dec 2014 11:15:00
Women wearing kimonos gather after attending a Coming of Age ceremony on January 8, 2018 in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Women wearing kimonos gather after attending a Coming of Age ceremony on January 8, 2018 in Yokohama, Japan. Coming of Age Day is a Japanese holiday held every January to celebrate people who have reached 20 – the official age of adulthood in Japan. Yokohama city, with almost 37,000 people turning 20 this year, is holding one of the largest events in the country. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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11 Jan 2018 07:51:00