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Stray Dog Given Burial Honors After 18 Years on Guard Duty

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Image: A woman pours vermillion powder on the body of Sonu, a female stray dog, as part of a ritual before her burial in Ahmedabad
A woman pours vermilion powder on the body of Sonu, a stray dog that locals said had been guarding their neighborhood around the clock for the last 18 years, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on December 2, 2014.AMIT DAVE / Reuters

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Dozens of residents of the Indian city of Ahmedabad held a funeral Tuesday for a stray dog that had been guarding their neighborhood around the clock for the last 18 years, Reuters reports. A vet said that the female dog, named Sonu, had died of old age.

Image: A boy holds a photograph of Sonu, a female stray dog, as others prepare to bury the dog in Ahmedabad
A boy holds a photograph of a stray dog named Sonu as others prepare to bury the dog in the Indian city of Ahmedabad on Tuesday.AMIT DAVE / Reuters

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