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Tears Flow As Italy Buries Its Dead

Italy Buries Its Dead

A man cries in front of a coffin before the start of the mass funerals in Ascoli Piceno, central Italy, for some of the victims of a major earthquake that devastated a large area in central Italy. As Italy observed a day of national mourning, with flags flying at half staff, those hit hardest by the tragedy expressed their grief. Everywhere people hugged and cried as they stood amid more than 30 coffins laid out in a community gym in Ascoli Piceno, scene of the state funeral in the presence of President Sergio Mattarella and Premier Matteo Renzi.