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80,000 sea burials in Liaoning since 1997

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Updated: 2010-03-29 11:30
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80,000 sea burials in Liaoning since 1997
Families of the dead scatter flower petals over the sea during a sea burial off the coast of Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning province, on March 28, 2010. There have been 80,000 sea burials in Liaoning since 1997. Such burials are being encouraged by the authorities as an environment-friendly alternative to the country's overcrowded cemeteries. [Photo/CFP]
80,000 sea burials in Liaoning since 1997
Flower petals float on the sea during a sea burial off the coast of Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning province, on March 28, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

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