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  1. Remembering the dead

  2. People, with their faces painted as skulls, take part in a traditional parade called "Paseo de las Animas", or Parade of Souls, as part of Day of the Dead celebrations in Merida, Mexico, October 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lorenzo Hernandez

  3. A woman blows smoke from a cigarette towards a figurine of La Santa Muerte (Saint Death) at a shrine during Day of the Dead celebrations in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, November 2, 2015. The saint is often depicted as a skeletal "grim reaper" and followers leave offerings of tequila, rum, beer, cigarettes, cash, flowers and candy at altars adorned with rosaries and candles. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

  4. Nuns stand near a grave as they visit the Powazki cemetery during All Saints Day in Warsaw, Poland November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

  5. A musician plays his violin next to a depiction of La Santa Muerte (Saint Death) at a shrine during Day of the Dead celebrations in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

  6. People stand next to the graves of their relatives on the Day of the Dead, at a cemetery of Metepec on the outskirts of Mexico City November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

  7. A man visits a grave during All Saints Day at the cemetery of San Fernando in the Andalusian capital of Seville, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

  8. A man decorates a grave during All Saints day in Nahuizalco on November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

  9. "Tanta Wawas" (children's bread) is displayed during "All Saints Day" celebrations in La Paz, Bolivia, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/David Mercado

  10. A boy flies a kite over a graves in the cemetery of Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala, November 1, 2015. Dating back 116 years, the tradition of flying kites in the cemetery of of Santiago Sacatepequez, integrates the Catholic feast of All Saints with ancient Mayan practices of honouring the dead. It is believed that the kites connect the living and the dead during the all saints day celebration. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

  11. A woman with her face painted to look like the popular Mexican figure called "Catrina", poses for a photograph as she takes part in the annual Catrina Fest in Mexico City November 1, 2015. According to participants, about 310 women gathered at the Catrina Fest, where women dressed to look like "Catrina", a character also known as "The Elegant Death", created by Guadalupe Posada in the early 1900s. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

  12. A bird flies near a cross at the Powazki cemetery during All Saints Day in Warsaw, Poland November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

  13. An image of the Virgin Mary is set on a family altar during the celebration of "Los Canchules" in Nahuizalco November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

  14. A man plays the drum at a family altar during the celebration of "Los Canchules" in Nahuizalcoams November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

  15. Filipinos visit the graves of their deceased loved ones inside a public cemetery located along a hill in Marikina city, east of Manila November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

  16. Residents offer candles at the grave of a departed loved one inside a flooded cemetery in Calumpit town, Bulacan province, north of Manila November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

  17. Candles illuminate graves inside a public cemetery in Makati's financial district of Manila November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Janis Alano

  18. A boy runs past graves during All Saints Day at the cemetery of San Fernando in the Andalusian capital of Seville, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

  19. Residents visit the grave of a departed loved one inside a public cemetery in Makati financial district of Manila October 31, 2015. F REUTERS/Janis Alano

  20. A girl stands at a family altar during the celebration of "Los Canchules" in Nahuizalco November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

  21. A woman sits in "Las LLamitas" cemetery during the All Saints Day celebrations in La Paz, Bolivia, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/David Mercado