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Elegant 'Skeleton Lady' Spreads Her Allure As Mexico Marks Day Of The Dead
Mexico's elegant and classy "Skeleton Lady" is getting new attention more than a century after she was born, inspiring some movie and rock stars in the U.S. to don Halloween costumes based on the macabre figure that has grown to symbolize the Day of the Dead
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Faithful Luis Castillo dressed as a traditional Mexican "Catrina" poses during Day of the Dead celebrations at Mexico's National Autonomous University in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Known as the "Catrina," the figure of a skeleton wearing an elegant broad-brimmed hat was first done as a satirical engraving by artist Jose Guadalupe Posada somewhere between 1910 and his death on Jan. 20, 1913. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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People decorate the grave of a relative with flowers and candles during Day of the Dead celebrations in Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. The holiday honors the dead as friends and families gather in cemeteries to decorate their loved ones' graves and hold vigil through the night on Nov. 1, coinciding with All Saints Day and All Souls' Day on Nov. 2. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Women with their faces painted as a traditional Mexican "Catrina" pose during Day of the Dead celebrations at Mexico's National Autonomous University in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Known as the "Catrina," the figure of a skeleton wearing an elegant broad-brimmed hat was first done as a satirical engraving by artist Jose Guadalupe Posada somewhere between 1910 and his death on Jan. 20, 1913. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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An artist paints a giant artwork of a skeleton's head in preparation for the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City's Zocalo, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Mexicans celebrate Day of the Dead to honor deceased loved ones, a tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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An artist paints a traditional Mexican "Catrina" as part of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City's Zocalo, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Mexicans celebrate Day of the Dead to honor deceased loved ones, a tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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A woman and her baby pose in front of a Day of the Dead mural in Mexico City's Zocalo, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Mexicans celebrate Day of the Dead to honor deceased loved ones, a tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A woman visits the grave of a relative decorated with flowers and candles during Day of the Dead celebrations in Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. The holiday honors the dead as friends and families gather in cemeteries to decorate their loved ones' graves and hold vigil through the night on Nov. 1, coinciding with All Saints Day and All Souls' Day on Nov. 2. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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A man carries an artwork of a skeleton in preparation for the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City's Zocalo, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Mexicans celebrate Day of the Dead to honor deceased loved ones, a tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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An artist works on an artwork of a skeleton in preparation for the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City's Zocalo, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Mexicans celebrate Day of the Dead to honor deceased loved ones, a tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A traditional Mexican "Catrina" sits at Mexico's National Autonomous University during Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Known as the "Catrina," the figure of a skeleton wearing an elegant broad-brimmed hat was first done as a satirical engraving by artist Jose Guadalupe Posada somewhere between 1910 and his death on Jan. 20, 1913. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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Artists decorate a traditional Mexican "Catrina" as part of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City's Zocalo, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Mexicans celebrate Day of the Dead to honor deceased loved ones, a tradition that coincides with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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Elegant 'Skeleton Lady' Spreads Her Allure As Mexico Marks Day Of The Dead

Mexico's elegant and classy "Skeleton Lady" is getting new attention more than a century after she was born, inspiring some movie and rock stars in the U.S. to don Halloween costumes based on the macabre figure that has grown to symbolize the Day of the Dead

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