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June 12, 2021
A child from the parish walks in front of the coffin of Germanie Pierre before burial in Gonaives, Haiti,...
Gonaives, Haiti
The Wider Image: In Haiti, festive wakes and Voodoo undertakers help mourners say their last goodbyes...
A child from the parish walks in front of the coffin of Germanie Pierre before burial 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
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