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Stricken Turkish mining town buries its sons

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A coffin is borne aloft by the crowd to a row of hastily-dug graves, as the stricken community of Soma buries the fathers, sons and husbands lost in Turkey's worst ever mining accident. 

People react during a funeral ceremony of miners who died in an explosion on May 15, 2014, in the western town of Soma in the Manisa province

Just before midday prayers, thousands of locals pack the cemetery in western Turkey where grave-diggers are still hollowing out a long line of graves, three rows of two dozen each.

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