Mexico City comes alive for Day of Dead parade

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Giant skeletons, colorful costumes, mariachi music and dancers filled downtown Mexico City on Sunday as the Day of the Dead parade returned for the first time since the pandemic began. Thousands of people, including locals and tourists, lined the route through the capital for a glimpse of the procession, which was canceled last year due to the coronavirus. Like many, Yadira Altamirano came with her face painted as “Catrina,” a skeletal representation of death that has become a symbol of one of Mexico’s most important festivals. “Last year I wanted to come, but it was canceled,” said the 38-yea…

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