Funerals and memorial services

FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the USTA Indoor Training Center where a 350-bed temporary hospital will be built to support efforts in fight against COVID-19 in New York. On Thursday, April 30, 2020, another confrontation between members of New York City's Hasidic Jewish community and the police came two days after the mayor stoked divisions with a series of tweets after going to Brooklyn to oversee the dispersal of thousands of people who crowded the streets of Williamsburg for the funeral of rabbi. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
April 30, 2020 - 9:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tensions between police and members of New York City’s Hasidic Jewish community flared again Thursday as officers interrupted a crowded funeral procession to crack down on social distancing violators. Video posted on social media showed officers in protective masks chasing a minivan...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the USTA Indoor Training Center where a 350-bed temporary hospital will be built in New York. De Blasio oversaw the dispersal of a large, tightly packed Hasidic Jewish funeral and lashed out at the mourners who had gathered in defiance of social distancing rules. He tweeted Tuesday, April 28, that his message to the Jewish community “and all communities” is that the time for warnings has passed. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
April 29, 2020 - 11:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his tweets criticizing a large Jewish funeral on Wednesday at a briefing at which he also announced a program to provide 150,000 coronavirus antibody tests for health care workers and first responders. ____ ORTHODOX JEWISH FUNERAL TARGETED...
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A Lebanese policeman gestures to firefighters as they extinguish a police car that was set on fire by anti-government protesters, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Hundreds of angry Lebanese took part Tuesday in the funeral of a young man killed in riots overnight in Tripoli that were triggered by the crash of Lebanon's national currency that sent food prices soaring. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
April 28, 2020 - 5:38 pm
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli clashed with troops until late Tuesday night leaving several injured on both sides in some of the most serious riots triggered by an economic crisis spiraling out of control amid a weeks-long virus lockdown. After...
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Nicole Hammond-Crowden, center, her husband Bernard Crowden, and aunt Lori Adams, wear masks as they listen to a reading broadcast from a cell phone through a microphone, by a relative who could not attend, at the funeral for her father Larry Hammond, who died from the coronavirus, in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
April 27, 2020 - 6:34 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If he had died in a normal time, Larry Arthur Hammond would have had a funeral befitting a Zulu king, with more than a thousand mourners in the church and marching in second-line parades celebrating a mainstay of New Orleans Mardi Gras royalty. Instead, only 10 people were...
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In this photo taken on Friday, April 24, 2020, a volunteer wearing protective clothing and a face mask to protect from coronavirus, walks through the car park of Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif in Birmingham, England. The holy month of Ramadan is underway, and the Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif should be full of worshippers. But this year, the main arrivals are the dead. While the mosque in the central England city of Birmingham has been closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, its parking lot has been transformed into a temporary morgue with room for 150 bodies. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
April 27, 2020 - 2:45 am
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The holy month of Ramadan is underway, and the Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif in Birmingham should be full of worshippers. But this year, the main arrivals are the dead. While the mosque in the central England city has been closed in response to the coronavirus...
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Lighted rooms at the Millennium Hilton hotel show in the shape of a smiley face to send messages of hope to the people amid the coronavirus outbreak in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 26, 2020 - 10:01 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea mulls reopening schools after 26th...
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Hector Briseno grieves in front of the urn containing the ashes of his grandfather, Manuel Briseno Espino, 78, who died from complications due to COVID-19, in the Iztapalapa district of Mexico City, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Due to social distancing restrictions, the seven family members from three generations who lived with him marked his passing with quiet prayers at home, unable to invite his many friends or other relatives, or to bury him in the cemetery plot with his late wife of 49 years, Consuelo Garcia Rodriguez. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
April 23, 2020 - 6:43 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The family of Manuel Briseño knows how they would have mourned the 78-year-old, who died Tuesday of the new coronavirus: a big funeral with the extended family, an extended mourning period and a burial at a Mexico City cemetery next to the grave of his wife of 49 years, Consuelo...
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Visitors wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk along the Han River at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 19, 2020. South Korea's prime minister says the country will maintain much of its social distancing guidelines until May 5 but will relax some limits. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 19, 2020 - 6:32 am
BANGKOK (AP) — South Korea reported just eight more cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, the first time a daily increase has dropped to single digits in about two months. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the additional figures raised the country’s total to 10,661, including...
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The hearse carrying the body of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer Breann "Bre" Leath makes it way down the main straightaway at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway following a funeral services for the officer, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Indianapolis. The funeral was held at the Speedway to allow officers to participate and adhere to social distancing rules because of the coronavirus pandemic. Leath was shot through an apartment door while responding with other officers to a domestic violence call. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 16, 2020 - 3:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis police officer who was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call was remembered Thursday during her funeral as a dedicated, compassionate officer and a devoted young mother, with a police chaplain calling her “a beautiful flower that was picked...
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In this April 14, 2020, photo, head mortician Jordi Fernandez prepares a coffin before placing the body of a COVID-19 victim in an underground parking garage turned into a morgue at the Collserola funeral home in Barcelona, Spain. Since a state of emergency was declared in the country, funeral homes must follow strict measures to avoid further contagion, stripping Fernandez of his normal duties and taking away the last chance families had of seeing their loved ones before laying them to rest. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
April 16, 2020 - 4:14 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Jordi Fernández’s 16-year-career as a mortician didn’t prepare him for the hundreds of bodies that are streaming into the Barcelona funeral home where he works. Many are victims of COVID-19, and Fernandez cannot truly do his job. As head thanatopracticioner, Fernández is...
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