Extreme world - Dying
Extreme World is a new season of coverage on BBC News on TV, radio and online, examining global differences. The first theme explored the world's coldest and hottest places, while the second one focused on corruption.
Part three will look at the subject of dying. The age people can expect to die varies enormously around the world - from 83 in Japan to 42 in Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.
Also, a quality of death index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2010, ranked the UK as the best place for end of life care and India as the worst.
We want to know what death means where you live. What is the end of life care like in your country? Has the experience of death and its significance changed over the years? Have any traditions been lost?
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