Funerals and memorial services

Flowers and candles people have placed outside of Powazki cemetery after Poland's government closed all cemeteries in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Driven by new solidarity, Poles have been buying armloads of chrysanthemums to help out flower vendors who unexpectedly faced bankruptcy when the government ordered all cemeteries locked due to COVID-19 during a traditional memorial weekend. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 02, 2020 - 9:56 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Driven by new solidarity, Poles have been buying armloads of chrysanthemums to help out flower vendors who unexpectedly faced bankruptcy when the government ordered all cemeteries locked due to COVID-19 during a traditional memorial weekend. The first day of November - All...
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Protective masks are burned by supporters of Brazilian President Bolsonaro during a rally in favor of Bolsonaro's position that no one will be forced to use them and eventually get a coronavirus vaccine, on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov.1, 2020. Brazil has confirmed more than 159,000 deaths from the virus, the second highest in the world, behind only the U.S. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
November 01, 2020 - 5:50 pm
SAO PAULO — Protesters have gathered in Brazil’s two biggest cities to demonstrate against any mandate for the taking of a coronavirus vaccine, supporting a rejection campaign encouraged by President Jair Bolsonaro in opposition to the advice of most health professionals. A small group of people...
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Thousands gathered by an open casket with Bishop Amfilohije's body during the liturgy and and funeral outside the main temple in the capital Podgorica, Montenegro, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Bishop Amfilohije died on Friday after contracting the coronavirus weeks ago. A mass funeral on Sunday was held for the popular head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro in violation of restrictions that are in place against the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
November 01, 2020 - 8:21 am
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Huge crowds on Sunday attended the funeral for the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro in violation of coronavirus-fighting restrictions. Thousands gathered outside the main temple in the capital, Podgorica, for the liturgy and the burial of Bishop...
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Seth Goodman, of Port Carbon, Pa., and his brother Chase Goodman, back, cross the train tracks on Jackson Street in the annual Port Carbon Halloween Parade in Port Carbon, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The parade was sponsored by Port Carbon Citizens Committee and local businesses. (Jacqueline Dormer/Republican-Herald via AP)
October 31, 2020 - 8:31 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Saturday said the spread of coronavirus is out of control in New Mexico as she urged residents to stay home and avoid gathering with others to celebrate Halloween. “Please — do your part to protect yourself and your fellow New Mexicans by celebrating...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, fourth left, and his wife Emine Erdogan attend a funeral ceremony for Markar Esayan, a Turkish lawmaker from Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party, who died of cancer at 51, at the Armenian Patriarchate Church, in Istanbul, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
October 22, 2020 - 11:07 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish-Armenian ruling party lawmaker was laid to rest Thursday following a ceremony in the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul, which was attended by Turkey’s president. Markar Esayan, 51, died on Oct. 16 after battling stomach cancer. He was a former journalist and a politician,...
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A demonstrator displays on his back a portrait of slain teacher Samuel Paty during a demonstration Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in Paris. Demonstrations around France have been called in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class. Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee who was shot dead by police. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 20, 2020 - 8:31 am
PARIS (AP) — A memorial march will be held Tuesday evening near Paris in homage to the history teacher who was beheaded last week, while French police said 16 people remain in custody as part of the investigation into the attack. Local elected officials, teachers and parent’s associations called on...
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October 14, 2020 - 6:45 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The commotion broke out in the cemetery after dark, flashlights flickering wildly. Curious, neighbors stumbled upon a dispute between a grieving family and Cameroon's security forces. The family wanted to exhume their father's body from the Douala cemetery because the...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME A worker constructs coffins at Enzo Wood Designs, in Johannesburg, Wednesday, Sept. 30. 2020. Kasie Pillay, a coffin-maker in South Africa, watched the coronavirus pandemic turn his business upside down. For Pillay, the need for coffins rose and fell as South Africa's lockdown levels changed, but overall, he said, "business went down." As the world surpasses 1 million deaths, Africa is bracing for a likely second wave of infections. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
October 04, 2020 - 1:51 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coffin-maker knew death too well. The boxes were stacked in his echoing workshop like the prows of ships waiting for passengers. COVID-19 was turning his business upside down. Then it moved into his home. Kasie Pillay’s wife was a midwife, delivering babies for coronavirus-...
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Finnish Prime Minister and newly elected Chair of The Social Democratic Party (SDP) of Finland, Sanna Marin speaks at the 46th Social Democratic convention in Tampere, Finland, on Sunday Aug. 23, 2020. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
September 30, 2020 - 5:52 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven won't take part in a European Union meeting in Brussels starting on Thursday since he is attending his mother’s funeral and will be represented by his counterpart from neighboring Finland. Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin will represent the...
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The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state in the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Ginsburg died at the age of 87 on Sept. 18 and is the first women to lie in state at the Capitol. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
September 29, 2020 - 3:57 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been buried in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Ginsburg was laid to rest Tuesday beside her husband and near some of her former colleagues on the court. Washington last week honored the 87-year-old Ginsburg, who...
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