Saturday, 19 July 2008

Big Picture: A Royal Farewell In Bali

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Another pictorial coverage of the royal cremation on the island of Bali is featured by the Boston Globe's Big Picture blog.

The head of the royal family of Ubud was laid to rest in a rare, spectacular Royal Funeral - the largest in decades. The head of the family, two other members of the royal family, and 68 commoners were cremated in the ceremony - their bodies having been previously preserved, awaiting cremation, which is traditionally believed to free their souls for future reincarnation.

The images by various photographers are on The Big Picture