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Photo gallery: Ebola overshadows Decoration Day in Liberia

More than 350 Ebola victims have been buried at Disco Hill Cemetery, outside Monrovia, since December 2014. Many are in unmarked graves.
(Nurudeen Sanni/IFRC)

More than 4,100 people have died from Ebola in Liberia since the outbreak began.

At the height of the outbreak, the bodies of many Ebola victims were either cremated, or else put into body bags in unmarked graves, in
order to help control the spread of the virus.

This has left thousands of families with no place to go to mourn their lost loved ones. 

Click here to see IRIN's photo feature on how people, in a country where traditional burial practices are deeply embedded in both religion and culture, are coping on Decoration Day - an annual event when people clean and decorate the tombstones of loved ones, in order to pay their respects, remember past deeds and accomplishments, and express gratitude for the sacrifices of bygone generations. 


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