Day of Dead altars line Mexico City's Zocalo

Tourists from around the world have come to witness one of the country´s most colourful celebrations.

Dozens of altars cover the Mexican capital´s main square to remember those who have perished.

"Fear of death exists in all cultures and to see how they celebrate it here [death] is something that shatters your beliefs and everything you've known throughout your life," said Colombian tourist, Miguel Torres.

The offerings traditionally include photographs of the dead, along with Marigold flowers (Cempasuchil) to guide the souls to the foods and drinks they enjoyed in life.

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