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Mexico City's Day of the Dead parade 2018 – in pictures
The Mexican capital holds a parade and vigil in memory of the migrants who lost their lives in transit across Mexico en route to the US
By Arnel Hecimovic

It is the third time a parade like this has been held in the city.  The first Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City took place in 2016. It was inspired by the opening sequence of the James Bond film Spectre, which features a similar event in the city. 

This year’s event is in memory of Mexican refugees who died as they attempted to travel to the US.

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Para un habitante de Nueva York, París, o Londres, la muerte es la palabra que jamás se pronuncia porque quema los labios. El mexicano, en cambio, la frecuenta, la burla, la acaricia, duerme con ella, la festeja, es uno de sus juguetes favoritos y su amor más permanente. Cierto, en su actitud hay quizá tanto miedo como en la de otros; más al menos no se esconde ni la esconde; la contempla cara a cara con impaciencia, desdén o ironía: ‘si me han de matar mañana, que me maten de una vez’. - Octavio Paz (El Laberinto de la Soledad, 1950)