The actual Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) isn’t until October 31st, but this year on Saturday, October 28th, Mexico City held its second annual Day of the Dead parade. In addition to the typical Catrinas, Calaveras and Grim Reapers, leading this year’s parade was a contingent of aid workers in tribute to the rescuers of Mexico’s September 19th earthquake. They marched at times with upraised fists, the gesture that was used to call for quiet when attempting to listen for sounds of survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings.
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