Dancing with the dead
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Taking relatives' bodies for a dance in Madagascar

Exhuming the bodies of dead relatives and dancing with them may seem morbid to outsiders.

But in the highlands of Madagascar, this ancient ritual – known as the “turning of the bones” - is a moment for joy and celebration.

Video Journalist: Raissa Ioussouf

Editor: Charlie Northcott

  • 09 Oct 2017
  • From the section Africa
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