New Hawaii law legalizes traditional ‘clean burial’ practice

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Number 9: Hawaii - Waipio valley, Big island, Hawaii.  RNS photo courtesy Paul Bica via Flickr (http://flic.kr/p/9o12t1)

Number 9: Hawaii - Waipio valley, Big island, Hawaii. RNS photo courtesy Paul Bica via Flickr (http://flic.kr/p/9o12t1)

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HONOLULU (Reuters) Under a new law in Hawaii, the dead can now be put to rest following an ancient Hawaiian custom called "clean burial" in which only a person's bones are buried.