Mexico celebrates Day of the Dead

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A public holiday, it sees families praying for the departed souls. The day also sees people dressed as La Calavera Catrina, a character created by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada, participating in the Procession of the Catrinas. (AFP)

A public holiday, it sees families praying for the departed souls. The day also sees people dressed as La Calavera Catrina, a character created by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada, participating in the Procession of the Catrinas. (AFP)

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La Calavera Catrina (Dapper Skeleton) was created as a zinc etching sometime around 1910-1913. (AFP)

La Calavera Catrina (Dapper Skeleton) was created as a zinc etching sometime around 1910-1913. (AFP)

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La Calavera Catrina shows a female skeleton dressed like an upper class European of her era. (AFP)

La Calavera Catrina shows a female skeleton dressed like an upper class European of her era. (AFP)

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La Calavera Catrina was a satire on those Mexican natives, who in pre-revolutionary Mexico, aspired to adopt European aristocratic traditions. (AFP)

La Calavera Catrina was a satire on those Mexican natives, who in pre-revolutionary Mexico, aspired to adopt European aristocratic traditions. (AFP)

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Woman with their faces painted as The Catrina look at a selfie taken during the Procession of the Catrinas in Mexico City on October 25, 2015. (AFP)

Woman with their faces painted as The Catrina look at a selfie taken during the Procession of the Catrinas in Mexico City on October 25, 2015. (AFP)

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A woman and her baby painted as Catrinas pose before taking part in the Procession of the Catrinas in Mexico City. (AFP)

A woman and her baby painted as Catrinas pose before taking part in the Procession of the Catrinas in Mexico City. (AFP)

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A boy painted as Catrin poses before taking part in the Procession of the Catrinas in Mexico City on October 25, 2015. (AFP)

A boy painted as Catrin poses before taking part in the Procession of the Catrinas in Mexico City on October 25, 2015. (AFP)

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Women painted as Catrina take part in the Procession of the Catrinas in Mexico City. The cartoon character was popularised by artist Diego Rivera. (AFP)

Women painted as Catrina take part in the Procession of the Catrinas in Mexico City. The cartoon character was popularised by artist Diego Rivera. (AFP)

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Catrina has become an icon of the Mexican Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. (AFP)

Catrina has become an icon of the Mexican Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. (AFP)

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A couple dressed as The Catrina and The Catrin and another woman dressed as the cartoon character pose the Procession of the Catrinas in Mexico. (AFP)

A couple dressed as The Catrina and The Catrin and another woman dressed as the cartoon character pose the Procession of the Catrinas in Mexico. (AFP)

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