>BBC News – Audio slideshow: Cross Bones

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/audioslideshow/soundslides/swf/soundslides976.swf

A few hundred metres from some of London’s top tourist attractions lies a long-forgotten graveyard with an unusual history. For centuries Cross Bones was a burial site for outcasts. The bodies of 15,000 paupers and prostitutes are believed to have been buried here before it was closed more than 150 years ago.

It was rediscovered in the 1990s and is now a place of pilgrimage and home to an unusual Halloween celebration, led by local playwright John Constable, where people come to honour the outcasts of society.

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