A man cuts up a corpse for the vultures to eat, a process known as a "sky burial". Nar Valley, NepalScene at Japanese Emperor Hirohito's Funeral
Funeral procession at Japanese Emperor Michinomiya Hirohito's funeral in Tokyo. Emperor Hirohito reigned from December 25, 1926 until his death on January 7, 1989.Russia - Funeral of Former President Boris Yeltsin
Honor guards stand by the coffin of former Russian president Boris Yeltsin inside Christ the Savior Cathedral, during a farewell ceremony, Moscow, Wednesday, 25 April 2007, with Yeltsin's family members and dignitaries behind the coffin.Funeral of Pope John Paul II
The funeral of Pope Jean Paul II took place today in front of St. Peter's Cathedral at the Vatican.