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Torajan funerals are elaborate community events. I'm told that they believe the soul of the deceased goes to the beyond with that of the water buffalo and that this was his grandmother's funeral.

Torajan funerals are elaborate community events. I'm told that they believe the soul of the deceased goes to the beyond with that of the water buffalo and that this was his grandmother's funeral.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2013
Date Uploaded: 04.2013
Photo Location: Indonesia
Camera: NIKON D80
Copyright: © Dorothy Thompson