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Workers in protective gear lower a coffin of a COVID-19 victim for burial at the special section of the Pedurenan cemetery designated to accommodate the surge in deaths during the coronavirus outbreak in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia.

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Mourners prepare to bury victims of a Monday bombing at a Baghdad market that was busy with shoppers a day before the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, in Najaf, Iraq. Iraqi medical officials said the Monday bomb attack in Sadr City, a Baghdad suburb, killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens of others.

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People carry the dead body of photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban, during his funeral at Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard in New Delhi.

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Creamation procession of martyred head constable in CRPF, Sudhanshu alias Bittu, who was killed on duty in Mizoram, in Gopalganj.

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Members of the press gather around supporters of slain President Jovenel Moise bringing flowers, cigars, candles and prayer to create a memorial outside the presidential palace in memory of slain President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Moise was assassinated on July 7.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with family members of former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh, who died on Thursday after prolonged illness, during his funeral ceremony in Shimla.

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Family members and supporters carry the mortal remains of former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh, who died on Thursday after prolonged illness, during his funeral ceremony in Shimla.

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BJP National President J.P Nadda pays tribute to the mortal remains of former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh, who died on Thursday after prolonged illness, during his funeral ceremony in Shimla.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Vikrmaditya Singh, son of former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh, who died on Thursday after prolonged illness, in Shimla.

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Police personnel give guard of honour to Bollywood legendary actor Dilip Kumar on his funeral, in Mumbai. Dilip Kumar passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 98 after a prolonged illness.

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Police personnel salute during the guard of honour to Bollywood legendary actor Dilip Kumar on his funeral, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood legendary actor Dilip Kumar's wife Saira Banu mourns on his funeral, in Mumbai. Dilip Kumar passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 98 after a prolonged illness.

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Police personnel wrap tricolor during the guard of honour to Bollywood legendary actor Dilip Kumar on his funeral, in Mumbai. Dilip Kumar passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 98 after a prolonged illness.

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Health workers unload the dead body of Father Stan Swamy from an ambulance, outside Shivaji Park Electric Crematorium in Mumbai.

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A woman breaks down as she prays before the cremation of a relative who died of COVID-19 in Guwahati. India crossed the grim milestone of more than 400,000 people lost to the coronavirus, a number that, though massive, is still thought to be a vast undercount because of a lack of testing and reporting.

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Bollywood actress Mandira Bedi (C) during the funeral of her husband and film director & producer Raj Kaushal, in Mumbai.

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Jain community members attend the funeral procession of Jain Saint Vijay Hemchandrasuriswarji Maharaj Saheb, in Ahmedabad.

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Villagers carry the coffin of daughter of a policeman during funeral procession, who was killed along with her father and mother by suspected militants at Hariparigam area of Awantipora in Pulwama district.

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Villagers mourn during the funeral of the daughter of a policeman, who was killed along with her father and mother by suspected militants at Hariparigam area of Awantipora in Pulwama.

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Honor guards transport the urn of former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during state burial rites at a memorial park in suburban Paranaque city, Philippines. Aquino was buried in austere state rites during the pandemic Saturday with many remembering him for standing up to China over territorial disputes, striking a peace deal with Muslim guerrillas and defending democracy in a Southeast Asian nation where his parents helped topple a dictator. He was 61.

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Police personnal pay salute during the funeral of Carnatic musician Parassala B. Ponnammal, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Jeev Milkha Singh performs last rites of his father, legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, who passed away due to post-COVID complications, in Chandigarh.

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Jeev Milkha Singh performs last rites of his father, legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, who passed away due to post-COVID complications, in Chandigarh.

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Cremation ceremony of legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, who passed away on Friday night due to post-COVID complications, in Chandigarh.

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Professional golfer Jeev Milkha Singh along with family members at the residence of his father and legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, who passed away on Friday night due to post COVID complications, in Chandigarh.

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Family members carry the dead body of National award winning Kannada film actor, Sanchari Vijay during his funeral, at Panchanahalli in Chikmagalur

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Relatives mourn the death of Policeman Waseem Ahmad during funeral procession, who was killed in a militant attack at Sopore town in Baramulla district of North Kashmir, at DPL in Srinagar. 2 policemen and 2 civilians were killed and 3 others were injured in the attack.

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Red Volunteers carry the body of a COVID victim for cremation, in West Midnapur.

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Last rites of BJP leader Rakesh Pandita's son, who was killed Wednesday in a terrorist attack in Tral area of South Kashmir, during his cremation in Jammu.

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Health workers place the body of a COVID-19 victim on a pyre for cremation at Mokshadham Ghat in Nagpur.

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Relatives perform last rites of a COVID-19 victim at a crematorium in Srinagar.

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A family member performs last rites of a COVID-19 victim at a cremation ground in Amritsar.

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Relatives in protective suits stand next to the burning pyre of a person who died of COVID-19, at a crematorium in Srinagar.

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Family members perform the last rites of a COVID-19 victim at a cremation ground in Hindon, Ghaziabad.

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Family members perform the last rites of a COVID-19 victim at a cremation ground in Srinagar.

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Family members wearng PPE kit perform last rites of a COVID-19 victim at Jogi Gate Cremation Ground in Jammu.

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People attend funeral of Faisal Hussain, a vegetable vendor, after family members alleged that he died in police custody, in Unnao district.

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Family members perform the last rites of a COVID-19 victim at a crematorium in Seema Puri, Delhi.

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Workers carry firewood for pyres of COVID-19 victims at Ghazipur crematorium in New Delhi.

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Cremation of COVID-19 victims at Nigambodh Ghat cremation ground, in New Delhi.

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Inayat Ali (R), a Muslim, along with others performs cremation of a body, at crematorium in Jabalpur. Inayat claims that he has cremated about 1200 bodies, most of them being COVID-19 victims', since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus last year. Inayat also performs last rites of abandoned bodies following their religious rituals.

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Family members and relatives attend the last rites of COVID-19 victims, at T R Mills crematorium in Bengaluru.

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Bodies of people who died of COVID-19 are cremated at an open crematorium on the outskirts of Bengaluru, Karnataka state.

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Palestinian mourners carry the body of 11-year-old Hussain Hamad, who was killed by an explosion during the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, during his funeral in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip.

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Cremation of COVID-19 victims at Nigambodh Ghat cremation ground as coronavirus cases surge in New Delhi.

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Family members and relatives before cremation of a COVID-19 victim at the Old Seemapuri Cremation Ground in New Delhi.

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People offer funeral prayers of a COVID-19 victim at Malabagh area of Srinagar.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims and others at Sarai Kale Khan Cremation Ground in New Delhi.

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Health workers and family members, wearing PPE kits, prepare to perform last rites of COVID-19 victims, at a cremation ground at Ghazipur, in New Delhi.

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Health workers carry the body of a COVID-19 victim for cremation, in Guwahati.

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Workers arrive with a container of fuel as funeral pyres of COVID-19 victims burn at an open crematorium set up at a granite quarry on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims and others, at Lodhi Road Cremation Ground in New Delhi.

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Relatives carrying the body of a COVID-19 victim at Zawoora on the out skirts of Srinagar.

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A family member of COVID-19 victim performs last rites at Phaphamau Ghat in Prayagraj.

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Relatives mourn the death of a COVID-19 victim, at a crematorium in New Delhi.

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Mass cremation at Ghazipur cremation ground as coronavirus cases surge in New Delhi.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Old Seemapuri Crematorium as coronavirus cases surge in New Delhi.

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People prepare a funeral pyre for a family member who died of COVID-19 at Old Seemapuri Crematorium, in New Delhi.

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People prepare a funeral pyre for a family member who died of COVID-19 at Old Seemapuri Crematorium, in New Delhi.

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Cremation of COVID-19 victims at Old Seemapuri Crematorium as coronavirus cases surge in New Delhi.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Old Seemapuri Crematorium as coronavirus cases surge in New Delhi.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Old Seemapuri Crematorium as coronavirus cases surge in New Delhi.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Old Seemapuri Crematorium as coronavirus cases surge in New Delhi.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Old Seemapuri Crematorium as coronavirus cases surge in New Delhi.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims and others takes place at Cremation Ground Madan Puri, in Gurugram.

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Relatives and family members perform last rites during mass cremation of COVID-19 victims, at Swar Rekha Ghat cremation ground, in Ranchi.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims and others at Gazipur Crematorium in New Delhi.

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Relative and family members push a cart full of fire wood near mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Gazipur Crematorium in New Delhi.

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A health worker wearing PPE, walks near burning pyres during mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Gazipur Crematorium in New Delhi.

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Family members and relatives are seen around the burning pyres of victims who lost their lives due to the Covid-19 coronavirus at Daraganj Ghat near Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, in Prayagraj.

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Family members of COVID-19 victims waiting for the cremation of bodies at a crematorium, in Prayagraj.

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Health workers and family members, wearing protective suits, carrying bodies of COVID-19 victims for cremation, in Jammu.

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Cremation of COVID-19 victims, in Gurugram.

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Relatives and family members performing last rites during mass cremation of COVID-19 victims,at Swar Rekha Ghat cremation ground, in Ranchi.

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Bodies lined up for cremation at Subhash Nagar Crematorium for the last rites, in New Delhi.

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Bodies lined up for cremation at Subhash Nagar Crematorium for the last rites, in New Delhi. Under the high tin roof, 50 funeral pyres burned fiercely on Tuesday, the hot air filled with smoke, fine ash and muted sobs of shell-shocked famlies.

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Workers load wooden logs for last rites of COVID-19 victims at the Ghazipur cremation ground, in New Delhi.

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Relatives of a COVID-19 victim perform last rites at the Ghazipur cremation ground, in New Delhi.

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People prepare a funeral pyre for a family member who died of COVID-19 at a crematorium for mass cremation of COVID-19 victims in New Delhi.

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People perform rituals next to a funeral pyre for a family member who died of COVID-19 at a crematorium for mass cremation of COVID-19 victims in New Delhi.

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People prepare a funeral pyre for a family member who died of COVID-19 at a crematorium for mass cremation of COVID-19 victims in New Delhi.

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People prepare a funeral pyre for a family member who died of COVID-19 at a crematorium for mass cremation of COVID-19 victims in New Delhi.

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Family members of a person who died due to COVID-19 perform the last rites at a crematorium in Delhi.

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COVID-19 victims before being cremated, as coronavirus cases surge in record numbers across the country, in Kanpur.

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People prepare a funeral pyre for a family member who died of COVID-19 at a ground that has been converted into a crematorium for mass cremation of COVID-19 victims in New Delhi.

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Relatives cremate bodies of COVID-19 victims on the banks of Yamuna river after Geeta Colony crematorium got overcrowded, in New Delhi.

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Smoke rises in the atmosphere due to cremation of COVID-19 victims at Swarn Rekha Ghat Crematory, as coronavirus cases surge in Ranchi.

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Bodies of COVID-19 victims wait for cremation at Gulbi Ghat electric crematorium, in Patna.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Old Seemapuri Crematorium as coronavirus cases surge, in New Delhi.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Old Seemapuri Crematorium as coronavirus cases surge in New Delhi.

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Health workers and family members, wearing protective suits, carry the body of a person who died of COVID-19, at Cremation Ground in Jammu.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Old Seemapuri Crematorium as coronavirus cases surge, in New Delhi.

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Relatives breakdown at the death of a family member due to COVID-19 as coronavirus cases surge, at Swarn Rekha Ghat Crematorium, in Ranchi

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A crowd gathers to witness the state funeral for the late Chadian president Idriss Deby in N'Djamena, Chad. Chad's President Idriss Deby died of injuries suffered in clashes with rebels in the country's north, an army spokesperson announced on state television on 20 April 2021.

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Cremation of COVID-19 victims at Nigambodh Ghat Crematorium, as coronavirus cases surge countrywide, in New Delhi.

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Cremation of COVID-19 victims who died due to a fire at Vijay Vallabh Hospital, as coronavirus cases surge across the country in record numbers, at a crematorium in Virar West, on the outskirts of Mumbai.

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An earthmover levels the land at a temporary crematorium at Tavarakere, amid surge in coronavirus cases near Bengaluru. Karnataka government has decided to set up open-air crematorium on four-acre land at Tavarekere near Giddenahalli in Yelahanka constituency for cremation of the virus victims to reduce burden on Bengaluru crematoriums.

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COVID-19 victims being cremated at Bhairav Ghat Hindu Crematory, as coronavirus cases surge in record numbers across the country, in Kanpur.

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Family members wait to cremate COVID-19 victims outside an electric crematorium, in Prayagraj.

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COVID-19 victims being cremated at Bhairav Ghat Hindu Crematory, as coronavirus cases surge in Kanpur.

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