Cubans 'bury' man alive in mock funeral tradition

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In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Carlos Pineiro plays two trumpets during the celebration of a mock funeral known as the Burial of Pachencho in Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba. The tradition was born on Feb. 5, 1984, when villagers got the idea of putting on a mock burial to mark the end of local carnival season. It took its name from the title of a play that had showed in what was then the town theater. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)