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Burying the victims of coronavirus

A priest wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walks in front of the body of a person who died of the coronavirus disease as he collects woods to make a funeral pyre at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A priest wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walks in front of the body of a person who died of the coronavirus disease as he collects woods to make a funeral pyre at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A priest wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walks in front of the body of a person who died of the coronavirus disease as he collects woods to make a funeral pyre at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Workers wearing protective suits bury a coffin at the Muslim burial area provided by the government for victims of coronavirus at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Workers wearing protective suits bury a coffin at the Muslim burial area provided by the government for victims of coronavirus at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Workers wearing protective suits bury a coffin at the Muslim burial area provided by the government for victims of coronavirus at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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An aerial view of the Parque Taruma cemetery during funerals amid the coronavirus outbreak in Manaus, Brazil, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view of the Parque Taruma cemetery during funerals amid the coronavirus outbreak in Manaus, Brazil, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

An aerial view of the Parque Taruma cemetery during funerals amid the coronavirus outbreak in Manaus, Brazil, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A gravedigger works during a funeral at the Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A gravedigger works during a funeral at the Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

A gravedigger works during a funeral at the Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly
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A man who died from coronavirus is seen wrapped in a body bag at the United Memorial Medical Center's coronavirus disease intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A man who died from coronavirus is seen wrapped in a body bag at the United Memorial Medical Center's coronavirus disease intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A man who died from coronavirus is seen wrapped in a body bag at the United Memorial Medical Center's coronavirus disease intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A child watches as a man digs a grave at the Xico cemetery in Valle de Chalco, in the State of Mexico, Mexico, Mexico June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A child watches as a man digs a grave at the Xico cemetery in Valle de Chalco, in the State of Mexico, Mexico, Mexico June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A child watches as a man digs a grave at the Xico cemetery in Valle de Chalco, in the State of Mexico, Mexico, Mexico June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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New graves are seen at the Xico cemetery in Valle de Chalco, in the State of Mexico, Mexico, Mexico June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

New graves are seen at the Xico cemetery in Valle de Chalco, in the State of Mexico, Mexico, Mexico June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

New graves are seen at the Xico cemetery in Valle de Chalco, in the State of Mexico, Mexico, Mexico June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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A gravedigger empties out mud as he digs a grave for the burial of a person who died from coronavirus at a cemetery in Mumbai, India June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A gravedigger empties out mud as he digs a grave for the burial of a person who died from coronavirus at a cemetery in Mumbai, India June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A gravedigger empties out mud as he digs a grave for the burial of a person who died from coronavirus at a cemetery in Mumbai, India June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Workers prepare new graves at the Muslim burial area provided by the government for victims of coronavirus at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Workers prepare new graves at the Muslim burial area provided by the government for victims of coronavirus at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Workers prepare new graves at the Muslim burial area provided by the government for victims of coronavirus at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Wilting flowers are seen on a grave at the Muslim burial area provided by the government for victims of coronavirus at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Wilting flowers are seen on a grave at the Muslim burial area provided by the government for victims of coronavirus at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Wilting flowers are seen on a grave at the Muslim burial area provided by the government for victims of coronavirus at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Funeral home workers move the coffin of a person who died of the coronavirus disease during an express funeral at La Bermeja cemetery in San Salvador, El Salvador June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Funeral home workers move the coffin of a person who died of the coronavirus disease during an express funeral at La Bermeja cemetery in San Salvador, El Salvador June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Funeral home workers move the coffin of a person who died of the coronavirus disease during an express funeral at La Bermeja cemetery in San Salvador, El Salvador June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Health workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) carry the body of a person who who died due to the coronavirus disease at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Health workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) carry the body of a person who who died due to the coronavirus disease at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Health workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) carry the body of a person who who died due to the coronavirus disease at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Funeral home and cemetery workers move the coffin of a person who died of the coronavirus disease during an express funeral at La Bermeja cemetery in San Salvador, El Salvador June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Funeral home and cemetery workers move the coffin of a person who died of the coronavirus disease during an express funeral at La Bermeja cemetery in San Salvador, El Salvador June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Funeral home and cemetery workers move the coffin of a person who died of the coronavirus disease during an express funeral at La Bermeja cemetery in San Salvador, El Salvador June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Relatives pay their last respects to a person who died due to the coronavirus disease at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Relatives pay their last respects to a person who died due to the coronavirus disease at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Relatives pay their last respects to a person who died due to the coronavirus disease at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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People lower the coffin of a victim who died from the coronavirus disease into a grave at a cemetery as a priest and relative watch, during a funeral in Mumbai, India, June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People lower the coffin of a victim who died from the coronavirus disease into a grave at a cemetery as a priest and relative watch, during a funeral in Mumbai, India, June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People lower the coffin of a victim who died from the coronavirus disease into a grave at a cemetery as a priest and relative watch, during a funeral in Mumbai, India, June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Cemetery workers wearing protective suits complete the burial of a man at San Efren Municipal Cemetery in Ecatepec de Morelos, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Cemetery workers wearing protective suits complete the burial of a man at San Efren Municipal Cemetery in Ecatepec de Morelos, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Cemetery workers wearing protective suits complete the burial of a man at San Efren Municipal Cemetery in Ecatepec de Morelos, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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People carry the coffin of a victim who died from coronavirus before burial at a cemetery in Mumbai, India, June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People carry the coffin of a victim who died from coronavirus before burial at a cemetery in Mumbai, India, June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People carry the coffin of a victim who died from coronavirus before burial at a cemetery in Mumbai, India, June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Funeral workers carry the coffin of a coronavirus victim, at a cemetery, in Lima, Peru June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

Funeral workers carry the coffin of a coronavirus victim, at a cemetery, in Lima, Peru June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

Funeral workers carry the coffin of a coronavirus victim, at a cemetery, in Lima, Peru June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda
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A relative throws flowers on the coffin of a man who died of coronavirus during his funeral at the San Efren Municipal cemetery in Ecatepec de Morelos, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A relative throws flowers on the coffin of a man who died of coronavirus during his funeral at the San Efren Municipal cemetery in Ecatepec de Morelos, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A relative throws flowers on the coffin of a man who died of coronavirus during his funeral at the San Efren Municipal cemetery in Ecatepec de Morelos, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Relatives and friends carry the coffin of a woman who died of coronavirus during her funeral at the San Isidro Municipal cemetery in Ecatepec de Morelos, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Relatives and friends carry the coffin of a woman who died of coronavirus during her funeral at the San Isidro Municipal cemetery in Ecatepec de Morelos, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Relatives and friends carry the coffin of a woman who died of coronavirus during her funeral at the San Isidro Municipal cemetery in Ecatepec de Morelos, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A funeral worker sits in the back of a car and next to a coffin with the body of a coronavirus victim at a cemetery in Lima, Peru June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

A funeral worker sits in the back of a car and next to a coffin with the body of a coronavirus victim at a cemetery in Lima, Peru June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

A funeral worker sits in the back of a car and next to a coffin with the body of a coronavirus victim at a cemetery in Lima, Peru June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda
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Funeral workers move the coffin of a woman who died of coronavirus at the Municipal cemetery in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico, Mexico June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Funeral workers move the coffin of a woman who died of coronavirus at the Municipal cemetery in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico, Mexico June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Funeral workers move the coffin of a woman who died of coronavirus at the Municipal cemetery in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico, Mexico June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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A man loads a truck with new coffins during the outbreak of coronavirus in Lima, Peru, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

A man loads a truck with new coffins during the outbreak of coronavirus in Lima, Peru, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

A man loads a truck with new coffins during the outbreak of coronavirus in Lima, Peru, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda
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Cemetery workers carry the coffin of a man who died of coronavirus at the Cementerio Jardin cemetery in Soyapango, El Salvador, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Cemetery workers carry the coffin of a man who died of coronavirus at the Cementerio Jardin cemetery in Soyapango, El Salvador, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Cemetery workers carry the coffin of a man who died of coronavirus at the Cementerio Jardin cemetery in Soyapango, El Salvador, June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Family members look inside a coffin holding the body of a coronavirus victim at a cemetery in Lima, Peru June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

Family members look inside a coffin holding the body of a coronavirus victim at a cemetery in Lima, Peru June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

Family members look inside a coffin holding the body of a coronavirus victim at a cemetery in Lima, Peru June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda
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Funeral workers dig a grave during the coronavirus outbreak at a cemetery in Lima, Peru June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

Funeral workers dig a grave during the coronavirus outbreak at a cemetery in Lima, Peru June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

Funeral workers dig a grave during the coronavirus outbreak at a cemetery in Lima, Peru June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda
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A man reacts as the coffin of his father, who died from coronavirus, is prepared to be buried at Vila Formosa cemetery, Brazil's biggest cemetery, in Sao Paulo, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A man reacts as the coffin of his father, who died from coronavirus, is prepared to be buried at Vila Formosa cemetery, Brazil's biggest cemetery, in Sao Paulo, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A man reacts as the coffin of his father, who died from coronavirus, is prepared to be buried at Vila Formosa cemetery, Brazil's biggest cemetery, in Sao Paulo, June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Cemetery workers bury the casket of 68-year-old Jose, who died of coronavirus, during his funeral in Colina area, Santiago, Chile June 19, 2020. According to his granddaughter Darling: "It is a super classist disease, poor people have to continue working, my grandfather was infected because he continued working, if he could have been quarantined, we would not be saying goodbye to him today." REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Cemetery workers bury the casket of 68-year-old Jose, who died of coronavirus, during his funeral in Colina area, Santiago, Chile June 19, 2020. According to his granddaughter Darling: "It is a super classist disease, poor people have to continue...more

Cemetery workers bury the casket of 68-year-old Jose, who died of coronavirus, during his funeral in Colina area, Santiago, Chile June 19, 2020. According to his granddaughter Darling: "It is a super classist disease, poor people have to continue working, my grandfather was infected because he continued working, if he could have been quarantined, we would not be saying goodbye to him today." REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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A musician plays the guitar as people gather during the funeral of a coronavirus victim at a cemetery in Lima, Peru, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

A musician plays the guitar as people gather during the funeral of a coronavirus victim at a cemetery in Lima, Peru, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

A musician plays the guitar as people gather during the funeral of a coronavirus victim at a cemetery in Lima, Peru, June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda
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People throw soil on a coffin holding the body of a coronavirus victim during a funeral at a cemetery in Lima, Peru June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

People throw soil on a coffin holding the body of a coronavirus victim during a funeral at a cemetery in Lima, Peru June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

People throw soil on a coffin holding the body of a coronavirus victim during a funeral at a cemetery in Lima, Peru June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda
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