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Mortician Caitlin Doughty has traveled around the world exploring the ways other cultures approach death. Mara Zehler hide caption

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Mortician Explores Cultures' Many Paths For 'Sacred Transition' Of Death

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Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris is considered the first modern community of the dead. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Bodies Through Time: A Historian Traces Our Evolving Relationship With The Dead

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Guinea's Grand Imam, El Hadj Mamadou Saliou Camara, tells his fellow clerics: "If there is any doubt at all, then no one must touch the body." Kevin Leahy /NPR hide caption

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Guinea's Grand Imam Pulls No Punches In His Ebola Message

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