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Sit still and be quiet

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which runs the subway in New York City and daily carries 8.6 million passengers, tidies up the bodies of those who have died on the subway by temporarily placing them in what it calls “non-public places” – but that system broke down in early March.

A 62 year-old homeless man died while sitting on a bench at Herald Square station in Manhattan. His body was found at the height of the early morning commuter rush – so MTA officials threw a white groundsheet over it while they investigated who the man was.

Picture source: Vanissa W. Chan