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Today, we invite you on a tour of one of the oldest cemeteries in Manila, capital of the Philippines. The cemetery is interesting in that it is now in its territory in addition to the dead found their house tens of thousands of Filipinos living. This sepulchral city.

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Afterlife begins with a white coffin. Generally, the funeral all come in white. Death - is getting, we should be glad for the stiffs.

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Then everyone goes to the tomb or sklepik means. Here, for example, the tomb of Ramon Magsaysay, former Philippine president who died in avikatastrofe.

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But his predecessor, Manuel Roxas, died April 15, 1948 of a heart attack. Half of the letters have fallen off, but the flowers are.

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Those who have no money, lies in the wall. But there is a security - a cat. Despite the fact that the cemetery is huge, the place for the dead is not enough, and the funeral are not rich families pay only 5-year lease of the mausoleum, after which the remains of the deceased are transferred to the small crypts in the wall.

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The graves for every taste.

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Very popular Egyptian motifs.

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Some abandoned.

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In general, the usual cemetery ...

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Coffins, people ...

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But what is it? Someone dry underwear ?!

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Doggie? People?

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Why did they sit on the graves?

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It's simple. They keep track of the graves and it receive money from relatives. To get the money, we have to sit and wait on the grave of the deceased relatives.

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Come relatives with flowers, and then to them, "Goni coin!"

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Some people have to wait for months in such cases in the vaults equipped with all the comforts of life.

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We are waiting for. Each mausoleum is a separate house, some of which are even double-decker. One of the tombs is most often used as a kitchen table, and the rest - as beds. If only one tombstone in the afternoon it is a table, and at night - the bed. Taking a walk through the cemetery, you can watch an ordinary life: here's someone wash clothes in the basin, who is playing with the cat, someone repairing a broken chair, someone preparing a meal - and all this surrounded by the tombs ...

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If relatives do not want to pay, or simply cease to visit the grave, it will quickly be occupied by locals. You do not want to pay? Ok, will store!

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Do not visited his grandfather? Ok, you'll have a garage.

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As a result, the cemetery is transformed into a city.

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There are streets, taxis, hundreds of people live here. Populating this cemetery began 70 years ago. In those years the cemetery caretaker decided to move closer to his "workplace" as a normal housing in the city it did not have, but with the passage of time after it started to settle in the area and the poor from the capital, who also could not otherwise solve the problem housing.

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Children play.

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go to school. Children earns what is for 50 pesos coffins.

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And waiting, waiting relatives, to get money from them for care.

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To get here the Europeans can only obtain a special permit in the city administration

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A little contrast looks Chinese Cemetery next door.

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This family crypts and look much richer.

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To build the whole house of the dead.

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Each family has its own house.

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Normal town, only there are no people.

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Poor people are on the street.

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Everyone else in the house definitely has a toilet, shower, and sometimes even air conditioning. And live.