Images of the disappeared 43 college students are illuminated during a candlelight vigil in front of the Mexican Attorney General’s office, in Mexico City. Angry citizens and parents of the missing students urged the country not to abandon them. On Thursday, the Attorney General’s Office issued a statement reiterating that the government had conducted a transparent investigation. Federal investigators say local police handed the students over to a drug gang, which killed them.
Riot police charge at a squatter settlement in Morelia, Michoacán, central Mexico. About 700 people from the settlement were evicted and their makeshift homes demolished by state police
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An activist kicks at military police during a demonstration in Iguala, Mexico. Activists and relatives of 43 missing trainee teachers broke into a military zone, less than a mile from where the students went missing. The remains of only one of the students has been identified so far.
Sex workers wear skeleton masks, a traditional Mexican symbol representing the Day of the Dead, as they make an offering during a procession to remember their deceased colleagues, especially those who were violently murdered, in Mexico City. The annual Day of the Dead is observed on November 1 and 2.
A total lunar eclipse takes place in the sky over the Mexican city of Guadalajara early on Tuesday. The event was to be visible from North and South America, but sky watchers in northern and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia were not as lucky, according to US space agency Nasa.
The “pachuco” scene in Mexico is thought to date back to the 1930s and 1940s in Los Angeles, where Mexican migrants would wear the snazzy outfits partly as a symbol of defiance against discrimination. The custom’s continuation in Mexico is seen in part as a continuing protest against the treatment of Mexican immigrants north of the border.
A pilgrim carries an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, during the annual pilgrimage in honour of the patron saint of Mexico’s Catholics
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An olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys Olivacea) arrives to spawn at the start of the nesting season at Ixtapilla beach, on the Pacific coast of Michoacán state, Mexico. According to local residents, more than 1,000 turtles are expected to arrive each day during the nesting season.
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Girls light candles during a vigil for the victims of a monster truck that ploughed into a crowd of spectators during a show at El Rejon park, on the outskirts of Chihuahua, northern Mexico. Eight people, including four children, were killed and 79 injured, an official at the city’s public prosecutor’s office said on Sunday.
Mexican dancers from Edinburgh’s Royal Military Tattoo parade through the streets of Glasgow.
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Musicians from Mexico on Wednesday take part in a working rehearsal at Redford Barracks for the 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland. This year’s Tattoo runs from August 2 – August 24, and includes performances from Mongolia, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Oman and New Zealand.
Refugio, 82, inside her house in Zitlaltepec. Mexico’s poverty rate fell 0.6 per cent between 2010 and 2012 to 53.3m people, the government’s social development agency Coneval said. Factoring in population growth, the ranks of the poor grew by 500,000 people in that time.
The snow covered Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of steam high into the air in Puebla, Mexico, on Sunday. Mexican authorities raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano on Saturday after an increased amount of explosive activity belched ash over Mexico City and pushed international airlines to suspend flights. The alert level for the towering Popocatepetl volcano, which is 50 miles (80km) to the southeast of the capital, was raised to yellow phase three from yellow phase two, Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention said
Smoke rises from the Popocatépetl volcano as it spews incandescent volcanic material on the outskirts of Puebla, Mexico on Thursday.
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Lightning flashes during a thunderstorm over Monterrey, Mexico
A farmer ploughs the land in San Nicolas de los Ranchos, in the state of Puebla, with the Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico’s second-highest peak, 55km southeast of Mexico City, in the background. The National Disaster Prevention Centre raised the alert level to ‘yellow phase three’, as the Popocatepetl continues to spew ash and smoke.
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Burning cars are pictured in a highway in Ecatepec near Mexico city, on Tuesday. A gas tanker exploded in a Mexico City suburb on Tuesday, killing at least 18 people and damaging several homes and cars
US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Anthropology Museum during his visit to Mexico City on Friday.