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January 03, 2012
Family members mourn on the coffin of Agnes Datu Sarungallo during a Rambu Solo ceremony in Tana Toraja,...
TANA TORAJA, Indonesia
Family members mourn on the coffin of Agnes Datu Sarungallo during a Rambu Solo ceremony in Tana Toraja...
Family members mourn on the coffin of Agnes Datu Sarungallo during a Rambu Solo ceremony in Tana Toraja, Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, January 3, 2012. Rambu Solo is a traditional death ritual practised by Tana Toraja residents. When a person dies, animals such as pigs, chickens and buffaloes are sacrificed as the locals believe the animals carry the soul of the deceased into heaven. The number and type of animal killed reflect the social status of the dead person. After the animals are killed, a feast is thrown and the body of the deceased carried up a hill into a resting house. Sarungallo died in August 2011. Her family killed 200 buffaloes and 500 other animals to feed to guests on Tuesday. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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