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Day of the Dead

Niches of the Nueva Esperanza cemetery are seen backdropped by a hill blanketed with homes, during the Day of the Dead celebrations in the shantytown Villa Maria, in Lima, Peru. The holiday honors the deceased and coincides with All Saints Day, and All Souls Day celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2. Dancing, drinking alcohol, and eating with the deceased are part of Day of the Dead celebrations.

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Mariachis perform graveside during Day of the Dead celebrations in Sumpango, Guatemala.

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Candles illuminate children's tombs in the San Gregorio Atlapulco cemetery during Day of the Dead festivities on the outskirts of Mexico City.

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Thousands of people swing their hand lanterns during the ecumenical festival Martini (Day of Martin) in honour of the Catholic St. Martin and of Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer, at the Mariendom place (Cathedral of Mary place) in this timed exposure and zoomed picture in Erfurt, Germany.

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Thousands of people swing their hand lanterns during the ecumenical festival Martini (Day of Martin) in honour of the Catholic St. Martin and of Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer, at the Mariendom place (Cathedral of Mary place) in this timed exposure in Erfurt, Germany. The Day of Martin is the traditional festive day of the Saint Martin of Tours.

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Women carry crosses reading "Not one less," during a march calling for justice for victims of femicide for Day of the Dead in Mexico City. Mothers of women who were murdered led the march of more than 100 women wearing traditional "Catrina" face paint and carrying pictures of women who have been killed.

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Children in costume gather for the start of a parade marking Day of the Dead in Juchitan, Mexico the town where a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants are resting for a day as they make their way to the U.S. border.

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People in costume perform during a Day of the Dead parade in Juchitan, Mexico the town where a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants are resting for a day as they make their way to the U.S. border.

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Traditional masquerade attends the annual Catrinas Parade, as part of Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City culminating with visits to the graves of departed loved ones on Nov. 1 and 2.

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A woman dressed in a catrina costume poses for a portrait during the annual Catrinas Parade, as part of Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City.

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A woman dressed in a catrina costume attends the annual Catrinas Parade, as part of Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City.

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People attend the annual Catrinas Parade, as part of Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, culminating with visits to the graves of departed loved ones on Nov. 1 and 2.

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Students take pictures under a Day of the Dead altar hanging from the ceiling as they visit an exhibition featuring art from the Disney-Pixar animated film "Coco," at the Cineteca Nacional, Mexico's film archive, in Mexico City. The Day of the Dead themed movie has won over the Mexican public and critics, who praised its mix of tradition, a family-friendly story, and a moving message.

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Kakchiquel Maya girls's attention is captured by content on a cell phone while standing in front of a tomb adorned with a fresco depicting the Virgin of Guadalupe, during Day of the Dead celebrations in Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala.

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Men invoke "Gede" spirits, before Baron Samedi's tomb, during Haiti's annual Voodoo festival Fete Gede, at Cite Soleil Cemetery, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Revelers stream into cemeteries across the country, in a two-day celebration, to honor Baron Samedi, the guardian of the dead and ruler of the graveyard, and the rest of the Gede spirits which represent death and fertility.

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A participant in costume takes part in the Zombie Walk in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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A participant in costume poses for a picture as she takes part in the Zombie Walk in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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A participant takes part in the Zombie Walk in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Participants take part in the Zombie Walk in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Participants in zombie costumes take part in the Zombie Walk in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Participants take part in the Zombie Walk in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Participants commemorated the Day of the Dead with the annual Zombie Walk.

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A Kakchiquel Mayan women burns incense as carriers shoulder a religious float with a statue of the Virgin Mary, during Day of the Dead celebrations at the cemetery in Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala.

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