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The week in Mexico in photos: From Tapachula to Mexico City

Take a visual tour of the week in Mexico – from migrants in Tapachula to the aftermath of Hurricane Otis in Acapulco to Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City – with our selection of pictures from around the country.

Oct. 29: Tapachula, Chiapas

Migrants in the southern city of Tapachula display a placard in support of those affected by Hurricane Otis in Acapulco. The group also held a prayer service to remember those who lost their lives in the storm. (Damián Sánchez/Cuartoscuro)

Oct. 30: Huachinango, Puebla

Flower grower José Pérez Ahuacatitla and his family collect marigolds from the fields to sell on the roadside for use on traditional Day of the Dead altars. (Estrella Josento/Cuartoscuro)

Nov. 1: Acapulco, Guerrero

Despite the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Otis, residents of Acapulco collected flowers for traditional Day of the Dead altars in their homes. (Rogelio Morales/Cuartoscuro)

Nov. 1: Cancún, Quintana Roo

Devotees of Santa Muerte (“Saint Death”) pray for protection at sea. Santa Muerte is followed by many on the margins of Mexican society, including fishermen, taxi drivers and sex workers. (Elizabeth Ruiz/Cuartoscuro)

Nov. 1: Mexico City

Hundreds of people visited the monumental “ofrenda” in Mexico City’s Zócalo. This year’s altar was dedicated to the memory of Revolutionary hero Pancho Villa. (Andrea Murcia/Cuartoscuro)

Nov. 2: Mexico City

Visitors to the Zócalo square in central Mexico City dressed as ghosts. (Victoria Valtierra/Cuartoscuro)

Nov. 2: Huitziltepec, Guerrero

On Day of the Dead, this Indigenous town, where just over 90% of its population continues to speak Náhuatl, people of all ages leave their homes at dusk to go to the cemetery and place paraffin candles on the graves of loved ones. (Dassaev Téllez/Cuartoscuro)

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