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  1. I know you probably think this is funny but I just wanted to let you know that this photo is pretty disrespectful. It is a grave.

    • The people of PNG have a very different relationship to the dead than most people in the West. While you may feel the photo is disrespectful, the locals who took us to the site did not and were excited to share their ancestors with us. While we were there, none of the bones were touched, moved, or molested and the whole experience was respectful. The photo is no different than someone taking their picture at the grave site of a famous person. If it helps, the child is sitting on rocks, not on bones. If what you are referring to is the caption, I must disagree as it is obviously not true that the child ate anyone, and is a reference to the cannibal history of the region.

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