Duty Above All: Photos of Funeral Workers Working Tirelessly During COVID-19

India | Reuters | June 11, 2020, 10:57 am
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 Municipal workers in protective gear prepare to cremate the body a man, who died due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)
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Municipal workers in protective gear prepare to cremate the body a man, who died due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)

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 Men wearing protective gear bury the body of Nigerian president's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, who died on Friday after contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja, Nigeria. (Image: Reuters)
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Men wearing protective gear bury the body of Nigerian president's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, who died on Friday after contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja, Nigeria. (Image: Reuters)

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 A crematorium employee works as the number of deaths continue to rise due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at San Isidro crematory in Mexico City, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)
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A crematorium employee works as the number of deaths continue to rise due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at San Isidro crematory in Mexico City, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 Funeral workers remove the body of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victim from a hearse at a funeral parlour, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)
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Funeral workers remove the body of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victim from a hearse at a funeral parlour, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gravediggers rest as they wait for new coffins at a cemetery complex provided by the government for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: Reuters)
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Gravediggers rest as they wait for new coffins at a cemetery complex provided by the government for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man offers funeral prayers for a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a graveyard in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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A man offers funeral prayers for a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a graveyard in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gravediggers prepare the coffin of Antonio Marciano, 65, who is suspected to have passed away from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during his burial in Duque de Caxias public cemetery, near Rio de Janeiro Brazil. (Image: Reuters)
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Gravediggers prepare the coffin of Antonio Marciano, 65, who is suspected to have passed away from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during his burial in Duque de Caxias public cemetery, near Rio de Janeiro Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Workers of a funeral parlour move a coffin containing the body of a person who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, at the Iztapalapa neighbourhood in Mexico City, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)
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Workers of a funeral parlour move a coffin containing the body of a person who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, at the Iztapalapa neighbourhood in Mexico City, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 Workers of the Funeral SOS, wearing protective clothing, prepare to remove the coffin of Antonio Freitas at his house, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Tancredo Neves neighbourhood in Manaus, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)
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Workers of the Funeral SOS, wearing protective clothing, prepare to remove the coffin of Antonio Freitas at his house, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Tancredo Neves neighbourhood in Manaus, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Crematory workers using protective gear are pictured at a crematory in Nezahualcoyotl during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)
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Crematory workers using protective gear are pictured at a crematory in Nezahualcoyotl during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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