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Day of the Dead Gaining Popularity in US
The Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, honors departed loved ones. 
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 Day of the Dead skeleton figurine designed around a Marilyn Monroe theme stands on a shelf at the store Masks y Mas in Albuquerque, N.M. The shop sells Day of the Dead art and clothing year-round.

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Day of the Dead bride and groom skeleton figurines stand on a shelf at the store Masks y Mas in Albuquerque.

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A girl poses for a photo with a Calavera de Catarina, a traditional Day of the Dead Mexican icon, representing a weight lifting athlete during the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Monday, Oct 17, 2011. 

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Kiko Torres, left, and his girlfriend Marlysa Sanchez, each hold a Catrina Day of the Dead doll inside Torres' store, Masks y Mas, in Albuquerque, N.M. The shop sells Day of the Dead art and clothing year-round. 

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 Calavera de Catarina, a traditional Day of the Dead Mexican icon, representing a tennis player during the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Day of the Dead skeleton figurines line a shelf at the store Masks y Mas in Albuquerque, N.M. 

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Kiko Torres puts a Catrina Day of the Dead doll up on a shelf alongside others in his store, Masks y Mas, in Albuquerque, N.M. The shop sells Day of the Dead art and clothing year-round. (AP Photo/Jake Schoellkopf)

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A boy jumps to touch a Calavera de Catarina, a traditional Day of the Dead Mexican icon, representing a weight lifting athlete during the Pan American Games in downtown Guadalajara, 

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 Day of the Dead bride and groom skeleton figurines stand on a shelf at the store Masks y Mas in Albuquerque, 

(AP2011)

Day of the Dead Gaining Popularity in US

The Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, honors departed loved ones. 

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