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Into the Afterlife, Free As a Bird.

on 2001/6/18 9:47:02 ( 1307 reads )


BALI, INDONESIA, June 6, 2001: Although most of Indonesia's provinces are predominantly Muslim, Bali is mainly Hindu. Hindus cremate their dead. In Bali a cremation is an important occasion, lavish and expensive. Sometimes, poor families that cannot afford an immediate ceremony will preserve the body and wait, sometimes for years, so that the body could be cremated along with a rich person. Now several families plan to pool resources and share the cost of a mass cremation.

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