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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

Thailand Funeral Traditions

Funeral Traditions in Zambia

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

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)

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

Funeral Traditions in Angola On Hold for Civil Unrest - Angola is twice the size of Texas and today has the fastest growing economy in Africa. This capital city, Luanda, will hopefully benefit from the diamond mines and oil wells that are spurring the economy

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

"Well, I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now, I'm gonna make it to Heaven somehow, Though the Devil tempts me and tries to turn me around. He's offered everything that's got a name, All the wealth I want and worldly fame, But if I could still I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now."

Maryland Embalming House.....think we might want the walls to be quiet on this one....

A beautiful Jewish tradition of leaving a rock or small stone on the grave instead of flowers. The rock lasts so much longer.

6,000 year old kiss - Hasanlu, Iran

porto katsiki, lefkada, greece

"Dear Bridget" By -Teddy via Flickr - Somewhere in the heartland........what?

Buy The Man from The Calm Gallery: Whoever the man is in your case 'stick it' to them with this fantastic new print from James Brown. Produced by hand in James' East London studio...

St. Mary church & cemetery, Barnard castle, England. Oldest part from 12-13th c. by davewebster14 on Flickr.

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