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Funeral Traditions in Azerbaijan - Funeral services in Azerbaijan are exquisite ceremonies, which often cost well over US 1,000 dollars. This is a major problem for a country with an average annual per capita GDP of approximately US 3 000 dollars

Bulgarian Funeral Traditions - St. Alexander Nevsky church in Sofia, Bulgaria is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world and can accommodate up to 10,000 people

Funeral Traditions in the Netherlands - The entrance to a beautiful cemetery in Baarn in the Netherlands

Funeral Traditions in Italy - With limited grave spaces available families are using mausoleums to bury their dead

Funeral Traditions: Austria - Opened in 1874, Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, Austria is the second largest cemetery in Europe. It spans 2.4 square kilometres with 3.3 million interred there including such notables as Beethoven, Schubert and Johannes Brahms

This world is not my home, I'm just a passing thro'. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue. The angels beckon me from heaven's open door And I can't feel at home in this world anymore. O Lord, you know I have no friend like you If heaven's not my home, then Lord what will I do? The angels beckon me from heaven's open door And I can't feel at home in this world anymore. (This World is not my Home)

Hindu Funeral Ceremonies - The funeral pyres in the form of a lemu or bull are set on fire in one part of a Hindu cremation ceremony

South Korea Funeral Traditions - Three days after the corpse is buried, food is placed on the grave as an offering and is done once a year afterwards