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Brandi Ellis, 18, talks to a reporter during the outdoor cremation of her mother, Belinda Ellis, 48, in Crestone, Colo., on Jan. 12. The funeral industry says Crestone is the only place in the U.S. where anyone, regardless of religion, can have a funeral pyre. (Associated Press)

Brandi Ellis, 18, talks to a reporter during the outdoor cremation of her mother, Belinda Ellis, 48, in Crestone, Colo., on Jan. 12. The funeral industry says Crestone is the only place in the U.S. where anyone, regardless of religion, can have a funeral pyre. (Associated Press)

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