This is Europe - Whitechapel, London: The Muslim undertakers of the East End

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Young women in black abayas push prams past empty bookmakers, busy fried chicken restaurants and market stalls hung with colourful scarves in the London drizzle, while elderly Bangladeshi men in white skullcaps carry flimsy bags full of vegetables. This is Whitechapel in the heart of London's East End. Seventy-year-old Gulam Taslim's father founded the business in 1960 and his ethnically diverse East End family continue to run it, burying approximately 1,000 people a year with the sensitivity required for any funeral and the speed that is a particular requirement for a Muslim one.

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