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A bird perches on one of the 16,142 graves of the Douaumont cemetery near Verdun, northeastern France

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A bird perches on one of the 16,142 graves at Douaumont cemetery near Verdun, northeastern France. The cemetery is the largest single French military burial place of the first world war.

A US army officer escorts US President Barack Obama (2nd-L), Belgium's King Philippe (2nd-R) and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo (R) as they visit the WWI Flanders Field Cemetery in Waregem on Wednesday. The cemetery is the final resting place for 368 Americans, most of whom were killed during World War I. Obama will pay his first visit ever to the EU headquarters in Brussels, cementing US-EU opposition to the takeover of Crimea after hitting out at Russian expansionism as a "sign of weakness".

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A US army officer escorts US President Barack Obama (2nd-L), Belgium’s King Philippe (2nd-R) and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo (R) as they visit the WWI Flanders Field Cemetery in Waregem on Wednesday. The cemetery is the final resting place for 368 Americans, most of whom were killed during World War I. Obama will pay his first visit ever to the EU headquarters in Brussels, cementing US-EU opposition to the takeover of Crimea after hitting out at Russian expansionism as a “sign of weakness”.

Nawal Farhat, 62-year-old, poses in her home at the El'Arafa necropolis, a cemetery located in the City of the Dead, in Cairo...Nawal Farhat, 62-year-old, poses in her home at the El'Arafa necropolis, a cemetery located in the City of the Dead, in Cairo March 25, 2014. People live and work amongst the dead in the 4-mile-long cemetery, which consists of tombs and mausoleums. While some reside in the area to be closer to their ancient heritage, others were forced to reside here from central Cairo due to increased urbanization since the 1950s, or for work opportunities. The poorest live in a slum area in the City of the Dead. REUTERS

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Nawal Farhat, 62, in her home at the El’Arafa necropolis, a cemetery in the City of the Dead, in Cairo. People live and work among the dead in the four-mile-long cemetery, which consists of tombs and mausoleums. While some reside in the area to be closer to their ancient heritage, others were forced to reside here from central Cairo due to increased urbanization since the 1950s, or for work opportunities. The poorest live in a slum area in the City of the Dead.

Residents visit their departed loved ones at a common grave on the eve of the All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day celebration in Las Pinas, Metro Manila...Residents visit their departed loved ones at a common grave on the eve of the All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day celebration, a Roman Catholic feast in the Philippines, at a cemetery in Las Pinas, Metro Manila, October 31, 2013.     REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)

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Filipino boys play basketball at an improvised court hooked on multi-layered tombs at a public cemetery in Navotas, north of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos are expected to flock to cemeteries on Nov. 1 to remember their dead as they observe All Saints Day in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. Read more

Normandy Veterans Gather For The 69th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings

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Normandy Veteran 90-year-old Eric Gibbons looks at the headstones of fallen comrades at a remembrance and wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the start of the D-Day landings at Bayeux War Cemetery on Thursday in France. Across Normandy several hundred of the surviving veterans of the Normandy campaign are gathering to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the D-Day landings which eventually led to the Allied liberation of France in 1944.

A South Korean bows before a gravestone of her relative who died for the country on the eve of South Korea's Memorial Day at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

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A woman bows before the gravestone of a relative at the National Cemetery in Seoul on the eve of South Korea’s Memorial day on Wednesday

A woman burns incense in front of the graves of her relatives at a cemetery in the village of Copaciu, 42 km (26 miles) southwest of Bucharest, early morning May 2, 2013. Orthodox women went to church and cemeteries in the early morning on Maundy Thursday to light candles, burn incense and mourn their dead relatives as part of a southern Romania tradition. Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, is the day Christians commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. Romania's Orthodox majority celebrates Easter on May 5.

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A woman burns incense in front of the graves of her relatives at a cemetery in the village of Copaciu, 42km southwest of Bucharest. Orthodox women went to church and cemeteries in the early morning on Maundy Thursday to light candles, burn incense and mourn their dead as part of a southern Romanian tradition. Holy Thursday is the day Christians commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. Romania’s Orthodox majority celebrates Easter on May 5.