Japan town buries tsunami victims in solemn ceremony

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By Chisa Fujioka HIGASHIMATSUSHIMA, Japan, March 25 (Reuters) - Families in a tsunami-stricken town in northeast Japan said farewell to their loved ones in a solemn burial on Friday, sobbing as they laid chrysanthemums and incense next to a mass grave lined with coffins. The burial for the 42 victims was especially painful for the families because deep graves have been unthinkable in a country where the dead are usually cremated and their ashes placed in stone family tombs near Buddhist ...

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