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Greeting the dead

Greeting the dead: Family members gather around the corpse of Piter Sampe Sambara’ (left), who died 80 years ago, during a traditional Ma’nene ritual in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi, on Thursday. The people of Toraja clean the corpses of their families and change their clothes as part of the Ma'nene ceremony to express their compassion for the dead. (Antara/Sahrul Manda Tiukupadang)
Family members gather around the corpse of Piter Sampe Sambara’ (left), who died 80 years ago, during a traditional Ma’nene ritual in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi, on Thursday. The people of Toraja clean the corpses of their families and change their clothes as part of the Ma'nene ceremony to express their compassion for the dead. (Antara/Sahrul Manda Tiukupadang)

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