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Friday, April 4, 2014

China's tomb day: With no body, how to mourn?

Li Zhou'er, father of Li Zhixin, rests next to a pillar at a Beijing hotel room last week as he waits for news about his son, one of the passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. The Li family wonders how to spend Saturday's annual Tomb-Sweeping Day. The three Li brothers usually visit their mother's grave in their rugged village in northeast China, but absent this year is the youngest brother.