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Taiwan's teen bone collector carries on family craft: TAINAN, TAIWAN - Like many Taiwanese teenage girls, Lee Yo...

Taiwan's teen bone collector carries on family craft: TAINAN, TAIWAN - Like many Taiwanese teenage girls, Lee Yo...

Taiwan's teen bone collector carries on family craft Click on thumbnail to view TAINAN, TAIWAN - Like many Taiwanese teenage girls, Lee You-fang likes to sing pop songs and play with her pet dog, but she has an unusual job: working with the bones of the dead. For five years, 19-year-old Lee has honed her craft as a "bone collector," assisting her father in an ancient funerary rite that involves collecting, cleaning and arranging human skeletons for reburial. Read also: » Colombia undertaker launches ghostly census » Undertakers waive fees for needy families She began working full-time after graduating from high school last year, following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather who started the family business eight decades ago. "Many clients were very surprised when they saw me because there are very few women in this profession," she said during an interview at a cemete...

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