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Brazil's biggest cemetery buries coronavirus victims

Gravediggers bury a coffin near open graves at Vila Formosa cemetery, Brazil's biggest cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 13. The grave diggers of Vila Formosa are working at a grueling pace as Brazil has surpassed France to become the sixth-worst hit country.    


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Gravediggers bury a coffin near open graves at Vila Formosa cemetery, Brazil's biggest cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 13. The grave diggers of Vila Formosa are working at a grueling pace as Brazil has surpassed France to become the sixth-worst...more

Gravediggers bury a coffin near open graves at Vila Formosa cemetery, Brazil's biggest cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 13. The grave diggers of Vila Formosa are working at a grueling pace as Brazil has surpassed France to become the sixth-worst hit country. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli    
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Gravediggers wearing protective suits carry a coffin to bury at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, May 13.  Cremation is uncommon in Brazil, where Catholic traditions run deep. The city of Sao Paulo operates 22 cemeteries but just one public crematory.     
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Gravediggers wearing protective suits carry a coffin to bury at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, May 13. Cremation is uncommon in Brazil, where Catholic traditions run deep. The city of Sao Paulo operates 22 cemeteries but just one public...more

Gravediggers wearing protective suits carry a coffin to bury at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, May 13. Cremation is uncommon in Brazil, where Catholic traditions run deep. The city of Sao Paulo operates 22 cemeteries but just one public crematory. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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A gravedigger rests between burials at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, May 13. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A gravedigger rests between burials at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, May 13. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A gravedigger rests between burials at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, May 13. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Relatives watch as gravediggers bury a man who died of coronavirus at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, May 13. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Relatives watch as gravediggers bury a man who died of coronavirus at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, May 13. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Relatives watch as gravediggers bury a man who died of coronavirus at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, May 13. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Gravediggers open new graves at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli    

Gravediggers open new graves at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli    

Gravediggers open new graves at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli    
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A woman stands alone after attending the burial of a relative at Vila Formosa cemetery, May 13. The pandemic has battered Brazil's economy as residents shelter at home and many state and local governments instructed most businesses to close to slow the spread of the virus. 
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A woman stands alone after attending the burial of a relative at Vila Formosa cemetery, May 13. The pandemic has battered Brazil's economy as residents shelter at home and many state and local governments instructed most businesses to close to slow...more

A woman stands alone after attending the burial of a relative at Vila Formosa cemetery, May 13. The pandemic has battered Brazil's economy as residents shelter at home and many state and local governments instructed most businesses to close to slow the spread of the virus. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Gravediggers wearing protective suits bury a person who died of coronavirus at Vila Formosa cemetery, May 13.  
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Gravediggers wearing protective suits bury a person who died of coronavirus at Vila Formosa cemetery, May 13. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Gravediggers wearing protective suits bury a person who died of coronavirus at Vila Formosa cemetery, May 13. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Gravediggers gather at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli    

Gravediggers gather at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli    

Gravediggers gather at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli    
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Gravediggers open new graves at Vila Formosa cemetery, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Gravediggers open new graves at Vila Formosa cemetery, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Gravediggers open new graves at Vila Formosa cemetery, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Gravediggers carry the coffin of a suspected coronavirus victim at Vila Formosa cemetery, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Gravediggers carry the coffin of a suspected coronavirus victim at Vila Formosa cemetery, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Gravediggers carry the coffin of a suspected coronavirus victim at Vila Formosa cemetery, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Gravediggers wearing protective suits bury the coffin of a person who died of coronavirus at Vila Formosa cemetery, May 13.   REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Gravediggers wearing protective suits bury the coffin of a person who died of coronavirus at Vila Formosa cemetery, May 13. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Gravediggers wearing protective suits bury the coffin of a person who died of coronavirus at Vila Formosa cemetery, May 13. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Gravediggers after a busy work day at Vila Formosa cemetery, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Gravediggers after a busy work day at Vila Formosa cemetery, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Gravediggers after a busy work day at Vila Formosa cemetery, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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A gravedigger opens new graves with an excavator at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, April 2.  
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A gravedigger opens new graves with an excavator at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A gravedigger opens new graves with an excavator at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, April 2. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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