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Beautiful Photos Of How A Group Of Farmers Chose To Honor One Of Their Own After He Died Of Cancer

The farmers of Bement, Ill., gathered to do something very special for a young farmer who died of colon cancer.

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"The farmers and people of Bement and Monticello are beyond compare," Rubel said of shooting the somber scene. "The sense of community in these small, farm towns is like nothing else in the U.S."

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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