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Mourning the COVID dead

A man reads the Koran near the body of his relative who, according to him, died of the coronavirus after it was taken from a cemetery dedicated to those who died of COVID-19, before it is reburied at the "Valley of Peace" cemetery located in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq September 13, 2020. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A man reads the Koran near the body of his relative who, according to him, died of the coronavirus after it was taken from a cemetery dedicated to those who died of COVID-19, before it is reburied at the "Valley of Peace" cemetery located in the holy...more

A man reads the Koran near the body of his relative who, according to him, died of the coronavirus after it was taken from a cemetery dedicated to those who died of COVID-19, before it is reburied at the "Valley of Peace" cemetery located in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq September 13, 2020. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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While FaceTiming her siblings, Angelica Mendez, 48, says goodbye to her mother, Catalina Salazar, 86, who is struggling to fight the coronavirus and who died later in the day at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, September 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

While FaceTiming her siblings, Angelica Mendez, 48, says goodbye to her mother, Catalina Salazar, 86, who is struggling to fight the coronavirus and who died later in the day at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, September 8, 2020....more

While FaceTiming her siblings, Angelica Mendez, 48, says goodbye to her mother, Catalina Salazar, 86, who is struggling to fight the coronavirus and who died later in the day at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, September 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A man wearing a personal protective equipment (PPE) carries his three-month-old baby who died of COVID-19, during his funeral at a graveyard, in New Delhi, India, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A man wearing a personal protective equipment (PPE) carries his three-month-old baby who died of COVID-19, during his funeral at a graveyard, in New Delhi, India, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A man wearing a personal protective equipment (PPE) carries his three-month-old baby who died of COVID-19, during his funeral at a graveyard, in New Delhi, India, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Juan, 49, who recovered from the coronavirus and whose father Jaime Florez, 80, died from the disease, poses for a photo as he holds a hat and the box containing Florez's ashes inside his apartment in Mexico City, Mexico September 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Juan, 49, who recovered from the coronavirus and whose father Jaime Florez, 80, died from the disease, poses for a photo as he holds a hat and the box containing Florez's ashes inside his apartment in Mexico City, Mexico September 11, 2020....more

Juan, 49, who recovered from the coronavirus and whose father Jaime Florez, 80, died from the disease, poses for a photo as he holds a hat and the box containing Florez's ashes inside his apartment in Mexico City, Mexico September 11, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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Pictures of Metro Detroit residents, who died from the coronavirus, line the street during a drive through memorial, on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Pictures of Metro Detroit residents, who died from the coronavirus, line the street during a drive through memorial, on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Pictures of Metro Detroit residents, who died from the coronavirus, line the street during a drive through memorial, on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
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A man repairs the grave of his wife, who died from the coronavirus, after it was damaged due to rain, at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man repairs the grave of his wife, who died from the coronavirus, after it was damaged due to rain, at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man repairs the grave of his wife, who died from the coronavirus, after it was damaged due to rain, at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Walter Campos and Lyn Wolf hug as family and friends attend a funeral for David Gutierrez who died of the coronavirus in Houston, Texas, August 26, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Walter Campos and Lyn Wolf hug as family and friends attend a funeral for David Gutierrez who died of the coronavirus in Houston, Texas, August 26, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Walter Campos and Lyn Wolf hug as family and friends attend a funeral for David Gutierrez who died of the coronavirus in Houston, Texas, August 26, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Iraqi men carry the corpse of a man who, according to his relatives, died of the coronavirus, after they dug it up to be transferred to the "Valley of Peace" cemetery on the outskirts of the holy city of Najaf, Iraq September 12, 2020. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Iraqi men carry the corpse of a man who, according to his relatives, died of the coronavirus, after they dug it up to be transferred to the "Valley of Peace" cemetery on the outskirts of the holy city of Najaf, Iraq September 12, 2020. REUTERS/Alaa...more

Iraqi men carry the corpse of a man who, according to his relatives, died of the coronavirus, after they dug it up to be transferred to the "Valley of Peace" cemetery on the outskirts of the holy city of Najaf, Iraq September 12, 2020. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Sherry Chase wipes her eyes before the funeral of her family member David Gutierrez who died of coronavirus in Houston, Texas, August 26, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Sherry Chase wipes her eyes before the funeral of her family member David Gutierrez who died of coronavirus in Houston, Texas, August 26, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Sherry Chase wipes her eyes before the funeral of her family member David Gutierrez who died of coronavirus in Houston, Texas, August 26, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A health worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carries the body of a man, who died due to the coronavirus, at a crematorium in New Delhi, India September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi    

A health worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carries the body of a man, who died due to the coronavirus, at a crematorium in New Delhi, India September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi    

A health worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carries the body of a man, who died due to the coronavirus, at a crematorium in New Delhi, India September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi    
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Family members carry the coffin containing the body of Epifanio Morales who died of the coronavirus, into a grave at the San Lorenzo Tezonco cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Family members carry the coffin containing the body of Epifanio Morales who died of the coronavirus, into a grave at the San Lorenzo Tezonco cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Family members carry the coffin containing the body of Epifanio Morales who died of the coronavirus, into a grave at the San Lorenzo Tezonco cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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A relative wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) stands next to a body of a man who died due to the coronavirus, before his cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A relative wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) stands next to a body of a man who died due to the coronavirus, before his cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A relative wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) stands next to a body of a man who died due to the coronavirus, before his cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A relative writes the name of Maria Eugenia, 71, who died from the coronavirus, on the door of the niche with her remains at the Municipal cemetery in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico, Mexico, August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A relative writes the name of Maria Eugenia, 71, who died from the coronavirus, on the door of the niche with her remains at the Municipal cemetery in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico, Mexico, August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A relative writes the name of Maria Eugenia, 71, who died from the coronavirus, on the door of the niche with her remains at the Municipal cemetery in Nezahualcoyotl, State of Mexico, Mexico, August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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A gravedigger holds a picture of Jairo de Avila, who died from the coronavirus, during his burial at the Nova Iguacu cemetery in Nova Iguacu city, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A gravedigger holds a picture of Jairo de Avila, who died from the coronavirus, during his burial at the Nova Iguacu cemetery in Nova Iguacu city, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A gravedigger holds a picture of Jairo de Avila, who died from the coronavirus, during his burial at the Nova Iguacu cemetery in Nova Iguacu city, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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Elizabeth Tovar holds a photograph of her mother Clara Tovar, a nurse who died of the coronavirus while being quarantined at home, during a tribute to Clara, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Elizabeth Tovar holds a photograph of her mother Clara Tovar, a nurse who died of the coronavirus while being quarantined at home, during a tribute to Clara, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Elizabeth Tovar holds a photograph of her mother Clara Tovar, a nurse who died of the coronavirus while being quarantined at home, during a tribute to Clara, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Amir Basbous, 58, carries the casket of his wife, Lebanon-born Rita Basbous, 53, after her funeral service at Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, August 12, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Amir Basbous, 58, carries the casket of his wife, Lebanon-born Rita Basbous, 53, after her funeral service at Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, August 12, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Amir Basbous, 58, carries the casket of his wife, Lebanon-born Rita Basbous, 53, after her funeral service at Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, August 12, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Family members hug during a tribute for nurse Clara Tovar who died of the coronavirus while being quarantined at home, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Family members hug during a tribute for nurse Clara Tovar who died of the coronavirus while being quarantined at home, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Family members hug during a tribute for nurse Clara Tovar who died of the coronavirus while being quarantined at home, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Members of Nepal army wearing protective gear pay tribute to a person who died after contracting the coronavirus, during the cremation in Kathmandu, Nepal August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Members of Nepal army wearing protective gear pay tribute to a person who died after contracting the coronavirus, during the cremation in Kathmandu, Nepal August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Members of Nepal army wearing protective gear pay tribute to a person who died after contracting the coronavirus, during the cremation in Kathmandu, Nepal August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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The daughter of Maria Joana Nascimento, 65, who died of suspected case of COVID-19 after she had difficulty breathing, cries during the funeral at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo Brazil, August 6, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

The daughter of Maria Joana Nascimento, 65, who died of suspected case of COVID-19 after she had difficulty breathing, cries during the funeral at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo Brazil, August 6, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

The daughter of Maria Joana Nascimento, 65, who died of suspected case of COVID-19 after she had difficulty breathing, cries during the funeral at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo Brazil, August 6, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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A woman places incense sticks next to the body of her relative who died, as she waits for a vehicle to transport them back to the woman's home for final rites, at Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, in Bhagalpur district, Bihar, India, July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A woman places incense sticks next to the body of her relative who died, as she waits for a vehicle to transport them back to the woman's home for final rites, at Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, in Bhagalpur district, Bihar, India,...more

A woman places incense sticks next to the body of her relative who died, as she waits for a vehicle to transport them back to the woman's home for final rites, at Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, in Bhagalpur district, Bihar, India, July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A woman wearing a face mask leans on a hearse containing the body of one of her relatives, who allegedly died of the coronavirus, in Bogota, Colombia August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

A woman wearing a face mask leans on a hearse containing the body of one of her relatives, who allegedly died of the coronavirus, in Bogota, Colombia August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

A woman wearing a face mask leans on a hearse containing the body of one of her relatives, who allegedly died of the coronavirus, in Bogota, Colombia August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
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Members of the Houston Fire Department lead the casket of Jerry Pacheco, a firefighter who died of the coronavirus, to the memorial service in Houston, Texas, August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Members of the Houston Fire Department lead the casket of Jerry Pacheco, a firefighter who died of the coronavirus, to the memorial service in Houston, Texas, August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Members of the Houston Fire Department lead the casket of Jerry Pacheco, a firefighter who died of the coronavirus, to the memorial service in Houston, Texas, August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Relatives react during the funeral of Natalia, 85, who died of the coronavirus, at the San Lorenzo Tezonco cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Relatives react during the funeral of Natalia, 85, who died of the coronavirus, at the San Lorenzo Tezonco cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Relatives react during the funeral of Natalia, 85, who died of the coronavirus, at the San Lorenzo Tezonco cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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Family members pray at the funeral of a man who died due to the coronavirus in Cape Town, South Africa, August 1, 2020. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

Family members pray at the funeral of a man who died due to the coronavirus in Cape Town, South Africa, August 1, 2020. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

Family members pray at the funeral of a man who died due to the coronavirus in Cape Town, South Africa, August 1, 2020. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham
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A family watches the funeral of a relative under coronavirus protocols at La Bermeja cemetery in San Salvador, El Salvador July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A family watches the funeral of a relative under coronavirus protocols at La Bermeja cemetery in San Salvador, El Salvador July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A family watches the funeral of a relative under coronavirus protocols at La Bermeja cemetery in San Salvador, El Salvador July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Muslim boys read Koran and pray next to the grave of a relative who died from the coronavirus at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, June 28, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslim boys read Koran and pray next to the grave of a relative who died from the coronavirus at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, June 28, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslim boys read Koran and pray next to the grave of a relative who died from the coronavirus at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, June 28, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Francisco Javier Cabrera Mateos searches for the box containing the cremated remains of his wife, Juana Beatriz Arenas, in a van of cremated remains following a prayer service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, held to bless the ashes of Mexicans who have died during the outbreak but could not have a funeral Mass or burial, in Manhattan, New York City, July 11, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Francisco Javier Cabrera Mateos searches for the box containing the cremated remains of his wife, Juana Beatriz Arenas, in a van of cremated remains following a prayer service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, held to bless the ashes of Mexicans who have...more

Francisco Javier Cabrera Mateos searches for the box containing the cremated remains of his wife, Juana Beatriz Arenas, in a van of cremated remains following a prayer service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, held to bless the ashes of Mexicans who have died during the outbreak but could not have a funeral Mass or burial, in Manhattan, New York City, July 11, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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