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Dealing with the dead

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A TV journalist tries a coffin during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. AFE, the key annual event for international funeral professionals for trade, education and information exchange, is joined by 130 exhibiting companies from around the world, organisers said. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A TV journalist tries a coffin during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. AFE, the key annual event for international funeral professionals for trade, education and information exchange, is joined by 130 exhibiting companies from around the world, organisers said. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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Urns made by an Indian company are shown during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Urns made by an Indian company are shown during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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Clothings for the deceased are displayed during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Clothings for the deceased are displayed during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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An exhibitor poses with a "DNA necklace", a locket made by a Hong Kong company containing DNA of a person during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

An exhibitor poses with a "DNA necklace", a locket made by a Hong Kong company containing DNA of a person during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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A paper butterfly is displayed on a coffin during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A paper butterfly is displayed on a coffin during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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A visitor sits in front of a coffin lining product made by a Chinese company during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A visitor sits in front of a coffin lining product made by a Chinese company during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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Souvenir coffins from a Hong Kong company are displayed during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Souvenir coffins from a Hong Kong company are displayed during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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Colourful paper coffins made by an Australian company are displayed during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Colourful paper coffins made by an Australian company are displayed during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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"Immortal jade" made from ashes of the deceased for enshrinement are shown by a South Korean company during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

"Immortal jade" made from ashes of the deceased for enshrinement are shown by a South Korean company during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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A visitor poses beside a paper model shop made by a Taiwanese company to be burnt for ancestors during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A visitor poses beside a paper model shop made by a Taiwanese company to be burnt for ancestors during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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"DNA necklaces" containing DNA of pets made by a Hong Kong company are shown during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

"DNA necklaces" containing DNA of pets made by a Hong Kong company are shown during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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A visitor stands in front of a tombstone in the shape of a motorcycle during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A visitor stands in front of a tombstone in the shape of a motorcycle during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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A paper model house with a garden made by a Taiwanese company to be burnt for ancestors is shown during the Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A paper model house with a garden made by a Taiwanese company to be burnt for ancestors is shown during the Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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