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In Peru, virus erodes centuries-old burial traditions

Every day Joselyn García lights two red candles before a marble urn that holds her mother’s ashes in the living room of her wooden home in the north of Peru’s capital. She tells her mother how much everyone misses her, and recounts the latest goings-on in the family — the state of García’s online clothing

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Ganges River flows with history and prophecy for India

More than 2,000 years ago, a powerful king built a fort on the banks of India’s holiest river, on the fringes of what is now a vast industrial city. Today, little of the ancient construction remains, except for mounds of rubble that tannery workers pick through for bricks to build shanties atop what was once

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