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The woodcutter

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in Melbourne,, Australia) on 10 February 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Preparing the wood for the cremation.

from Hindus Urged to Adopt “Green” Cremation
"In traditional Hindu cremations, the body is placed atop a pile of wood. The corpse is then covered with more wood and burned in the open air. [...} this method requires as much as 880 pounds [400kgs] of wood to burn a single corpse (though the wood porters in Varanasi say the amount is closer to 600 pounds), a process that can take as long as six hours."

Canon EOS 40D 1/80 second F/5.6 ISO 400 28 mm

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Aniya from Tehran, Iran

nice composition

10 Feb 2010 2:08pm