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Picture of a mother and daughter laughing near a tree in Dimen, China
May 9, 2021

Coffin Tree

In the Chinese village of Dimen, tradition dictates that newborns are assigned "coffin trees" at birth—which will one day be cut down and carved into their coffins. In this photo, a mother laughs with her daughter in front of her coffin tree.
Photograph by Lynn Johnson, Nat Geo Image Collection
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