The monkeys of Pashupatinath Temple.

The monkeys of Pashupatinath Temple.

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 Temple vendors sell cigarettes, refreshments and items used in the burial ceremonies.

Temple vendors sell cigarettes, refreshments and items used in the burial ceremonies.

 A temple worker waits as a family unloads the body of a loved one to be cremated.

A temple worker waits as a family unloads the body of a loved one to be cremated.

 Tourists mingle with grieving families at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tourists mingle with grieving families at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 The father of the boy killed in Texas circles the body three times before tearfully lighting the palete.

The father of the boy killed in Texas circles the body three times before tearfully lighting the palete.

 Family members comfort the grieving mother as the pallet is lit.

Family members comfort the grieving mother as the pallet is lit.

 Tourists watch from across the river.

Tourists watch from across the river.

 Mourners wash in a public sink after the funeral.

Mourners wash in a public sink after the funeral.

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 In the event that more wood is needed to finish the cremation, temple workers collect money from the family to pay for the additional materials.

In the event that more wood is needed to finish the cremation, temple workers collect money from the family to pay for the additional materials.

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 A temple worker tends the fire.

A temple worker tends the fire.

 After the service, mourners sweep the ashes into the river which the believe will carry the soul to heaven.

After the service, mourners sweep the ashes into the river which the believe will carry the soul to heaven.

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 Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.