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Sweden Opens First Cemetery Free of Religious Symbols to Cater to Atheists

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(CNN) Sweden has opened its first neutral cemetery, free of any religious symbols, to cater to the countrys large number of atheists.

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The founder of the site in Borlnge, in central Sweden, said it is open to believers and non-believers alike as long as they dont have any religious symbols or markings on their headstones.

The idea came up because I wanted to have a neutral place for people, said Josef Erdem, a teacher, who got permission for the new burial ground from the Church of Sweden.

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