Written in stone
Traditionally headstones are inscribed with fond words or prayers for the deceased. However a new trend is emerging where symbols and pictures depict something essential about the person's life.
Switzerland has one of the highest rates of cremation, just one in three burials include a classic headstone. Those who opt for an individually crafted headstone are expressing a basic need of the bereaved to mark the passing of a loved one.
(Pictures: Christoph Balsiger, swissinfo.ch)