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PHOTOS: Artful Caskets In Ghana

8:01 AM, Mar 22, 2013   |    comments
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(CBSNEWS) -- Funerals are one of the most important events in Ghanaian society. Frederick Nnoma-Addison, a D.C.-based journalist who comes from the West African country, says funerals in Ghana are considered an investment in the memory of the deceased. "Yes, there is mourning, but we also reflect his or her good life, and celebrate," he told Seth Doane. 

And while a funeral lasts just a few hours, since eternity is, well, eternity, it's important to spend it in style.

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