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A Day In The Life Of Mexico's Xochimilco, Away From The Tourists
On the weekends, Mexico's Xochimilco is full of colorful boats and tourists. On weekdays, it's a completely different scene.
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Street performer Judit Pozos puts the finishing touches on her Aztec costume, as she and her partner prepare to perform blessings with incense and a conch shell, in the central square in Xochimilco, on the southern edge of Mexico City, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. In Xochimilco, busy markets stand side by side with colonial churches, and children ride to school in boats pushed by poles, along a network of canals and floating gardens that date to pre-hispanic times. The popular tourist destination was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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Pictures of Jesus are displayed for sale in the main plaza of Xochimilco, on the southern edge of Mexico City, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. In Xochimilco, busy markets stand side by side with colonial churches, and children ride to school in boats pushed by poles, along a network of canals and floating gardens that date to pre-hispanic times. The popular tourist destination was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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A woman takes a young girl to school by boat, in Xochimilco, on the southern edge of Mexico City, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. In Xochimilco, busy markets stand side by side with colonial churches, and children ride to school in boats pushed by poles, along a network of canals and floating gardens that date to pre-hispanic times. The popular tourist destination was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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Street performers Tezka Mendozadira, right, and Judit Pozos wear Aztec garb as they earn money by performing blessings with incense and a conch shell, in the central square in Xochimilco, on the southern edge of Mexico City, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. In Xochimilco, busy markets stand side by side with colonial churches, and children ride to school in boats pushed by poles, along a network of canals and floating gardens that date to pre-hispanic times. The popular tourist destination was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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Valeria Berenice Cabello, 18, winner of the 2014 "Most Beautiful Flower in the Common" pageant, wears her ceremonial garb outside San Bernardino de Siena church, during a festival celebrating a 400-year-old representation of the Baby Jesus, in Xochimilco on the southern edge of Mexico City, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Girls from 12 of Mexico City's 16 boroughs take part in the annual "Most Beautiful Flower in the Common" competition, which has been held for more than 200 years. The popular tourist destination of Xochimilco was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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Costumed performers dance during a festival celebrating a 400-year-old representation of the Baby Jesus, in Xochimilco, on the southern edge of Mexico City, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. In Xochimilco, busy markets stand side by side with colonial churches, and children ride to school in boats pushed by poles, along a network of canals and floating gardens that date to pre-hispanic times. The popular tourist destination was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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A dog stands beside street graffiti in Xochimilco, on the southern edge of Mexico City, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. In Xochimilco, busy markets stand side by side with colonial churches, and children ride to school in boats pushed by poles, along a network of canals and floating gardens that date to pre-hispanic times. The popular tourist destination was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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A woman kisses the costume of one of several dolls representing the Baby Jesus, during during a festival celebrating a 400-year-old representation of the Baby Jesus, in Xochimilco, on the southern edge of Mexico City, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. In Xochimilco, busy markets stand side by side with colonial churches, and children ride to school in boats pushed by poles, along a network of canals and floating gardens that date to pre-hispanic times. The popular tourist destination was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

A Day In The Life Of Mexico's Xochimilco, Away From The Tourists

On the weekends, Mexico's Xochimilco is full of colorful boats and tourists. On weekdays, it's a completely different scene.

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