2016
07.09
Gathering around the Coffin

GATHERING AROUND THE COFFIN

SYNOPSIS:  About the third day of the funerary ceremony. 

The ground was torn from the feet of over 2000 people and the hoofs of hundreds of animals.  And it was muddy from two nights of rain.  A few people trickled into the compound where the family had gathered around the coffin of the deceased mother.

This was day three of the funeral ceremony.  It was quiet and attended by only about 200 people, the extended family of the deceased.  I was welcomed back to observe but I was the only tourist.  No more spectacles.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY