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April 17, 2021
Madame Sinistre, Berno and Voltaire, relatives of the deceased, Anaira Jules, dance with her coffin behind...
Grand-Bera, Haiti
The Wider Image: In Haiti, festive wakes and Voodoo undertakers help mourners say their last goodbyes...
Madame Sinistre, Berno and Voltaire, relatives of the deceased, Anaira Jules, dance with her coffin behind a marching band, in Grand-Bera, Haiti, April 17, 2021. Jules' youngest daughter, Fredeline Alfred (not pictured) said the funeral alone cost her family the equivalent of $2,122, while the wake cost another $3,000 – a fortune in a country where two-thirds of the population make less than $2 per day. Alfred said she struggled to pay rent and feed her family after paying so much. But it was all worth it for her mother. "The last time she spoke to me," she said, "she held me in her arms, and told me she would never stop loving me." REUTERS/Valerie Baeriswyl SEARCH "HAITI FUNERALS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 17, 2021
The coffin of Anaira Jules sits on display at Salem Baptist Church in Grand-Bera, Haiti, April 17, 2021....
Grand-Bera, Haiti
The Wider Image: In Haiti, festive wakes and Voodoo undertakers help mourners say their last goodbyes...
The coffin of Anaira Jules sits on display at Salem Baptist Church in Grand-Bera, Haiti, April 17, 2021. Jules who lived her whole life in a small hamlet in rural Haiti,?had never set foot on a plane. But for her last journey, she was sent off in a gleaming white, plane-shaped coffin complete with a wing-tail and illuminated portholes. "Ever since I was little, my mother would tell me it was important for her that her funeral go well," said Jules' youngest daughter, Fredeline. REUTERS/Valerie Baeriswyl SEARCH "HAITI FUNERALS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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April 17, 2021
A group of friends, neighbours and family, sing songs and pray with Dieufene Alerte, a "savannah father",...
Grand-Bera, Haiti
The Wider Image: In Haiti, festive wakes and Voodoo undertakers help mourners say their last goodbyes...
A group of friends, neighbours and family, sing songs and pray with Dieufene Alerte, a "savannah father", halfway between a catholic priest and a voodoo houngan, in the remote countryside of Grand-Bera, Haiti, April 17, 2021. Traditions from the Afro-Caribbean religion Voodoo are often mixed with Christian ones. Voodoo undertakers called croque-mort?('dead-biter' in French) prescribe what families need to place in the coffins in order to assure a safe journey and ensure the dead are not turned into zombies. REUTERS/Valerie Baeriswyl SEARCH "HAITI FUNERALS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 17, 2021
Brother God and Brother Dielson perform at the Salem Baptist Church during the ceremony for Anaira Jules,...
Grand-Bera, Haiti
The Wider Image: In Haiti, festive wakes and Voodoo undertakers help mourners say their last goodbyes...
Brother God and Brother Dielson perform at the Salem Baptist Church during the ceremony for Anaira Jules, in Grand-Bera, Haiti, April 17, 2021. The night before the funeral, around 200 people played dominos and cards, drank tea and bootleg rum and ate local dishes under a tarpaulin outside the family house as a DJ played evangelical music. "Ever since I was little, my mother would tell me it was important for her that her funeral go well," said Jules' youngest daughter, Fredeline Alfred (not pictured). REUTERS/Valerie Baeriswyl SEARCH "HAITI FUNERALS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 17, 2021
Funeral guests say goodbye to the deceased, Anaira Jules, through the window of her coffin in Grand-Bera,...
Grand-Bera, Haiti
The Wider Image: In Haiti, festive wakes and Voodoo undertakers help mourners say their last goodbyes...
Funeral guests say goodbye to the deceased, Anaira Jules, through the window of her coffin in Grand-Bera, Haiti, April 17, 2021. Jules who lived her whole life in a small hamlet in rural Haiti,?had never set foot on a plane. But for her last journey, she was sent off in a gleaming white, plane-shaped coffin complete with a wing-tail and illuminated portholes. "Ever since I was little, my mother would tell me it was important for her that her funeral go well," said Jules' youngest daughter, Fredeline. REUTERS/Valerie Baeriswyl SEARCH "HAITI FUNERALS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 17, 2021
The grandchildren of the deceased, Anaira Jules, carry flowers to a tomb where the coffin will be placed...
Grand-Bera, Haiti
The Wider Image: In Haiti, festive wakes and Voodoo undertakers help mourners say their last goodbyes...
The grandchildren of the deceased, Anaira Jules, carry flowers to a tomb where the coffin will be placed in Grand-Bera, Haiti, April 17, 2021. Jules' youngest daughter, Fredeline (not pictured) said her family did not hold a funeral until three weeks after her mother's death, as they needed time to repaint her house to receive guests and build a new tomb. They rented a bus to transport guests from out of town, set up a tarpaulin in the courtyard, and put out tables and chairs for the wake, which is typically a festive affair in Haiti. REUTERS/Valerie Baeriswyl SEARCH "HAITI FUNERALS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 16, 2021
Women prepare food for the funeral of Anaira Jules taking place the following day, as a car headlight...
Grand-Bera, Haiti
The Wider Image: In Haiti, festive wakes and Voodoo undertakers help mourners say their last goodbyes...
Women prepare food for the funeral of Anaira Jules taking place the following day, as a car headlight illuminates the courtyard in Grand-Bera, Haiti, April 16, 2021. Funerals are often extravagant social events in Haiti, complete with a festive wake where mourners may choose to dance, sing or tell jokes until dawn. REUTERS/Valerie Baeriswyl SEARCH "HAITI FUNERALS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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