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This is November 1, All Saint’s Day in Mexico City, and the zocalo is filled with the colors and scents that accompany the celebration of Dia de Los Muertos. Copal incense is wafting in the air, and yellow and purple flowers are ubiquitous. The Federal District has sixteen regions, and each of the regions has presented an elaborate ofrenda, altar, for visitors to see. There are skeletons, skulls, and foods of the region. There are depictions of the dead dancing, smoking, wearing wedding attire, rising from a grave, and eating potato chips. The dead are reveling all around us.

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