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November 3, 2010
Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead is a tradition that honors deceased loved ones and coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2. (29 images)

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People stand under lamp lights in a cemetery on Day of the Dead in Managua, Nicaragua, late Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. Day of the Dead is a tradition that honors deceased loved ones and coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2. AP / Esteban FeliX


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Young revellers take part in a parade called "La Calabiuza" on November 01, 2010, on the eve of the Day of the Dead, in Tonacatepeque, 20 km (16 miles) north of San Salvador. During the celebration, the residents of Tonacatepeque, originally an indigeneus community, recall the characters of the mythology of Cuzcatlan -- pre-Columbian west and central regions of El Salvador -- and their dead relatives. AFP/ Getty Images / Jose Cabezas



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Young revellers take part in a parade called "La Calabiuza" on November 01, 2010, on the eve of the Day of the Dead, in Tonacatepeque, 20 km (16 miles) north of San Salvador. AFP/ Getty Images / Jose Cabezas



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A man puts flowers on the lid of a wall tomb at the General Cemetery in San Salvador, El Salvador, on the Day of the Dead on November 2, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Jose Cabezas



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Children wearing Halloween costumes peer from a car on Day of the Dead in Mexico City, Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. AP / Alexandre Meneghini



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A man stands next to the border fence during a binational Day of the Dead mass as two U.S. law enforcement officers look on from the U.S. side of the fence in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. The annual mass is organized by the Catholic communities of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez to remember those who have died trying to cross the border into the U.S. AP / Raymundo Ruiz



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People visit deceased loved ones at a cemetery on Day of the Dead in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. AP / Raymundo Ruiz



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A woman sets flowers at a grave during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. AP / Eduardo Verdugo



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General view of a cemetery during the Day of the Dead celebrations in San Gregorio, Mexico, late Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. AP / Alexandre Meneghini



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A woman decorates a relative's grave at a cemetery in Mexico City, on November 1, 2010, during All Saints' Day. AFP/ Getty Images / Omar Torres



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A man walks past masks of skulls and cempasuchil (also called flower of the dead) flowers in Mexico City on November 2, 2010, during the Day of the Dead. AFP/ Getty Images / Alfredo Estrella



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A child dressed like a mummy during the celebrate the Day of Dead at the Zocalo Square, in Mexico City, on November 1, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Alfredo Estrella



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People walk to grave sites on Day of the Dead in Valle de Flores cemetery in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. AP / Juan Karita



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Women rest by a tomb decorated with food offerings on Day of the Dead in the Valle de Flores cemetery in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. AP / Juan Karita



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A clown blows bubbles as he rests on a tomb on Day of the Dead in Valle de Flores cemetery in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. AP / Juan Karita



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A woman puts bread offerings over the tomb of her daughter at Villa Ingenio cemetery in El Alto, 25 km west of La Paz, on November 2, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Aizar Raldes



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A woman sells cotton candy in a cemetery on Day of the Dead in Managua, Nicaragua, Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. AP / Esteban FeliX



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A national police officer patrols in a cemetery on Day of the Dead in Managua, Nicaragua, Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. AP / Esteban FeliX



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Girls wait with flowers to decorate a tomb as a woman cleans a grave site in a cemetery on Day of the Dead in Managua, Nicaragua, Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. AP / Esteban FeliX



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A girl carries a cross made of flower on her back as she walks to a cemetery on Day of the Dead in Managua, Nicaragua, Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. AP / Esteban FeliX



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Children play in a cemetery on Day of the Dead in Managua, Nicaragua, Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010. AP / Esteban FeliX



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A Nicaraguan musician carries his guitar through the General Cemetery during Day of the Dead celebrations in Managua on November 2, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Elmer Martinez



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Followers of Voodoo participate in All Saints Day (Day of the Dead) celebrations at the National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince November 1, 2010 in Port au Prince, Haiti. Getty Images / Spencer Platt



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A follower of Voodoo participates in Day of the Dead celebrations which are held in conjunction with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2) at the National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince November 2, 2010 in Port au Prince, Haiti. Getty Images / Spencer Platt



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Flowers are sold to observers of Day of the Dead celebrations which are held in conjunction with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2) at the National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince November 2, 2010 in Port au Prince, Haiti. Getty Images / Spencer Platt



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Followers of Voodoo participate in Day of the Dead celebrations which are held in conjunction with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2) at the National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince November 2, 2010 in Port au Prince, Haiti. Getty Images / Spencer Platt



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An indigenous woman carries a clay vase with water to irrigate flowers while visiting a relative's grave during Day of the Dead in Sumpango, Guatemala, Sunday Oct. 31, 2010. AP / Moises Castillo



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An indigenous family decorates the grave of a relative at the municipal cemetery of San Juan, in the municipality of Sacatepequez, some 31 km west of Guatemala City, during All Saints' Day on November 1, 2010 -- a holiday when Christians remember their deceased loved ones. AFP/ Getty Images / Johan Ordonez



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A woman and her daughter decorate the grave of their relatives at the general cemetery in Tegucigalpa, on November 2, 2010, during the Day of the Dead. AFP/ Getty Images / Orlando Sierra



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