Indonesia buries disaster victims

Indonesia begins burying its dead from a volcanic eruption, an earthquake and the resulting tsunami.

Mourners weep during the funeral of Maridjan,the spiritual guardian of  Mount Merapi, during his funeral in Glagaharjo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010.  For 33 years, Maridjan spoke to Mount Merapi, appeasing its unpredictable spirits by throwing offerings of rice, clothes and chickens into the volcano's gaping crater. As Merapi began spewing 1,800 degree Fahrenheit (1,000 Celsius) gases and thousands of villagers streamed down the mountain's slopes, Maridjan refused to budge. His rigid body was found Wednesday, prostrate on the ground in the typical Islamic prayer position and caked in heavy white soot. (AP Photo/Gembong Nusantara)

Mourners weep during the funeral of Maridjan,the spiritual guardian of Mount Merapi, during his funeral in Glagaharjo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. For 33 years, Maridjan spoke to Mount Merapi, appeasing its unpredictable spirits by throwing offerings of rice, clothes and chickens into the volcano's gaping crater. As Merapi began spewing 1,800 degree Fahrenheit (1,000 Celsius) gases and thousands of villagers streamed down the mountain's slopes, Maridjan refused to budge. His rigid body was found Wednesday, prostrate on the ground in the typical Islamic prayer position and caked in heavy white soot. (AP Photo/Gembong Nusantara)

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