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Raising the Dead: Lack of Space Forces Cemeteries Skywards
From Israel to Brazil, elevated cemeteries are providing the final resting place for thousands of people as space runs out at ground level.
A new vertical part of the Yarkon cemetery outside of the city of Petah Tikva, Israel. Cemetery overcrowding is an issue that resonates the world over, particularly in its most cramped cities and among religions that forbid or discourage cremation. The reality of relying on finite land resources to cope with the endless stream of the dying has brought about creative solutions.Dan Balilty / AP