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Ruslan Tsarni (left), an uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, leaves the Graham, Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester, Mass., as funeral director and owner Peter Stefan (right) walks him to the car on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Mr. Tsarni was making arrangements for Tamerlan Tsarnaev's burial rites. Mr. Stefan has pleaded for government officials to use their influence to persuade a cemetery to bury him, but so far no state or federal authorities have stepped forward. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Photo by: Steven Senne
Ruslan Tsarni (left), an uncle of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, leaves the Graham, Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester, Mass., as funeral director and owner Peter Stefan (right) walks him to the car on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Mr. Tsarni was making arrangements for Tamerlan Tsarnaev's burial rites. Mr. Stefan has pleaded for government officials to use their influence to persuade a cemetery to bury him, but so far no state or federal authorities have stepped forward. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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