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June 12, 2021
The coffin of Germanie Pierre arrives in front of the vault in which he will be buried in Gonaives, Haiti,...
Gonaives, Haiti
The Wider Image: In Haiti, festive wakes and Voodoo undertakers help mourners say their last goodbyes...
The coffin of Germanie Pierre arrives in front of the vault in which he will be buried in Gonaives, Haiti, June 12, 2021. Despite the country's poverty, funerals are often extravagant social events in Haiti, complete with a festive wake and fanfare bands. Haiti's death rites are viewed as important to guarantee a safe passage to the afterworld ? with cremations and organ donations rare because the deceased are deemed still to need their bodies - but also a way to mark one's social standing. REUTERS/Valerie Baeriswyl SEARCH "HAITI FUNERALS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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