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Guatemalan grave cleaners remove dead who can no longer afford crypts

A worker drives a forklift with discarded coffins as a mummified corpse lies on the back at the Verbena cemetery in Guatemala City February 28, 2013

Guatemalan grave cleaners remove dead who can no longer afford crypts

Grave cleaners place plastic bags with skeletal remains on a forklift next to a mummified body at the Verbena cemetery in Guatemala City July 22, 2013

Guatemalan grave cleaners remove dead who can no longer afford crypts

A grave cleaner holds up a skullm with thick hair still clinging to it, during exhumation works at the Cemetery General in Guatemala City May 24, 2013

Guatemalan grave cleaners remove dead who can no longer afford crypts

The mummified body of a woman lies on the floor and next to a wall with the writing 'no littering here' - still intact, she cannot be bagged like other decomposed remains.

Paraia cemetery, near Thessaloniki in northern Greece, where a woman was allegedly buried ...

Guatemalan grave cleaners remove dead who can no longer afford crypts

The skeleton of what appears to have once been a woman is loaded into a bag by one of the grave cleaners, who must look away as he carries out the grim task

Guatemalan grave cleaners remove dead who can no longer afford crypts

One of the men uses a sledge hammer to smash open the cover of a crypt as a fellow grave cleaner works standing on a ladder

Guatemalan grave cleaners remove dead who can no longer afford crypts

Plastic bags, some bearing identification codes, others the sex and the year of death of the exhumed bodies, hang from the crypts