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I thought this memorial cross, to another disaster in the Philippines, in 1871, was a fitting tribute, to the recent horrific events in Haiti.

"The sunken cemetery used to be part of the old capital of Camiguin. Mount Vulcan had four recorded eruptions. Its third eruption in 1871, sunk Cotta Bato and its cemetery under the sea. Remnants of the structures and gravestones were still seen during low tide but the fourth eruption in 1948 buried the area deeper by around 20 feet. In 1982, a large cross was built on the solidified lava to mark this old gravesite."

Source: http://www.mukamo.com/gallery/?a=sunken-cemetery-bonbon-catarman-camiguin-island

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