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  • In this Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, Lazaro Martinez, drenched in mud, pauses while searching for his wife and two children, in the town of La Pintada, Mexico. La Pintada residents are demanding that the government continue the recovery of bodies buried in the massive landslide triggered by Tropical Storm Manuel, engulfing half the remote coffee-growing village. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)

Friday, November 08, 2013 9:16 am

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

By The Associated Press

Throughout Latin America, people honored their departed loved ones with Day of the Dead celebrations, blending pre-Columbian rituals with Roman Catholic observances. They created elaborate altars and cleaned tombs, decorating them with fresh flowers and holding graveside picnics. In the southwestern Mexican community of La Pintada, a man continued his search for his wife and two children in the community's mud-caked ruins weeks after Tropical Storm Manuel triggered a massive mudslide there. Residents demand that the government keep looking for bodies still buried under the mud that engulfed half of the remote coffee-growing village. Mexico's National Institute of Migration celebrated its 20th anniversary with an exhibit paying homage to some of the most famous exiles who spent time in the country. It displayed the entry documents of 16 notables, including Russian Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky, Cuba's Fidel Castro, and Nicaraguan guerrilla leader Augusto Cesar Sandino.

Look for more of our favorite pictures every Friday, in the AP's Week That Was in Latin America-Photo Gallery.


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