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ROMANIA / Maramures / Valeni / February 2003..Maramures funerals are particularly elaborate. It is believed that if anything is left out of the ritual, the soul will return as a ghost. The deceased lies at home for three days after which time the village priest arrives to consecrate the house and begin a ceremony in the courtyard outside. A procession through the village then takes place on the way to the church and the graveyard, stopping for prayers along the way...© Davin Ellicson / Anzenberger..