A woman dressed as traditional Mexican “Catrina” walks at the Dolores cemetery during the celebration of the Day of the Dead, in Mexico City. Photo Marco Ugarte/AP
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Girls dressed as butterflies perform during a meeting of Pope Francis (not pictured) and youths at the Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon stadium in Morelia, Mexico
View of the Pico de Orizaba volcano at dawn, from the Izta-Popo National Park, in the central Mexican state of Puebla
Residents of Mixquic town visit a local cemetery to place flowers, food, candles and balloons at the tombs of their beloved during the celebration of All Souls Day in Mixquic, Mexico
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A man carrying a Mexican flag is silhouetted while attending the “Cry of Independence” ceremony to mark the 205th anniversary of the day rebel priest Manuel Hidalgo set the path to independence in Ciudad Juarez, September 15, 2015. Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its independence from Spain Today
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Dead fresh water fish, known as “popocha”, float in the Cajititlan lagoon in Jalisco State, Mexico. At least 25 tons of fish have turned up dead in the lagoon in western Mexico and authorities are investigating whether a wastewater treatment plant is to blame.
A musician plays the accordion in the neighborhood of La Esperanza, on the outskirts of Monterrey
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A child experiencing shock is seen next to a Red Cross paramedic outside the jail during a clash of rival groups in the prison of Cancun, Mexico on Monday
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.