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02/11/2015 06:40 GMT | Updated 02/11/2015 06:59 GMT

Day Of The Dead Pictures Show The Stories Behind The Haunting Celebration In Latin America

Over the weekend, the souls of departed loved ones were honoured around Latin America.

Celebrants blend pre-Columbian rituals with the Roman Catholic observance of all Saint'€™s Day on 1 November and All Soul's Day on the 2nd to mark the Day of the Dead.

Relatives of the deceased descend on graveyards to hold vigils next to the tombs of passed loved ones.

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