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Theme of Mexico's traditional Day of the Dead parade inspired by Bond movie

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Published : Oct 29, 2017, 1:39 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
More than 700 performers prepared for months for the colorful afternoon procession along more than 4 miles (7 km) of the expansive Paseo de la Reforma. (All photos: AP)
More than 700 performers prepared for months for the colorful afternoon procession along more than 4 miles (7 km) of the expansive Paseo de la Reforma. (All photos: AP)
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Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade on Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue, Saturday. Mexico's capital is holding its Day of the Dead parade, an idea actually born out of the imagination of a scriptwriter for the James Bond movie "Spectre." (Photo: AP)
Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade on Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue, Saturday. Mexico's capital is holding its Day of the Dead parade, an idea actually born out of the imagination of a scriptwriter for the James Bond movie "Spectre." (Photo: AP)
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Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade on Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue. More than 700 performers prepared for months for the colorful afternoon procession along more than 4 miles (7 km) of the expansive Paseo de la Reforma. (Photo: AP)
Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade on Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue. More than 700 performers prepared for months for the colorful afternoon procession along more than 4 miles (7 km) of the expansive Paseo de la Reforma. (Photo: AP)
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Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade on Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue. Sponsored by Mexico’s tourism and culture ministries, the parade was triple the size of last year’s maiden effort. (Photo: AP)
Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade on Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue. Sponsored by Mexico’s tourism and culture ministries, the parade was triple the size of last year’s maiden effort. (Photo: AP)
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Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade on Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue. This year’s festivities took on a new feeling of solidarity after Mexico´s deadly earthquake.(Photo: AP)
Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade on Mexico City's main Reforma Avenue. This year’s festivities took on a new feeling of solidarity after Mexico´s deadly earthquake.(Photo: AP)
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Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade. Some 200,000 people attended last year, and local media reported at least 300,000 people at Saturday’s parade. (Photo: AP)
Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade. Some 200,000 people attended last year, and local media reported at least 300,000 people at Saturday’s parade. (Photo: AP)
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Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade. Although Mexicans typically celebrate Day of the Dead on Nov. 2 in town plazas, homes and cemeteries, the Bond film’s popularity prompted Mexico City officials to put on a carnivalesque spectacle.(Photo: AP)
Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade. Although Mexicans typically celebrate Day of the Dead on Nov. 2 in town plazas, homes and cemeteries, the Bond film’s popularity prompted Mexico City officials to put on a carnivalesque spectacle.(Photo: AP)
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Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade. Women dressed in wedding gowns danced with their grooms, both with faces painted as skulls. (Photo: AP)
Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade. Women dressed in wedding gowns danced with their grooms, both with faces painted as skulls. (Photo: AP)
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Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade. The parade concluded with mariachi musicians belting out Mexican folk songs from a float covered with flowers and colored paper like the boats that cruise the canals in the south of the city. (Photo: AP)
Performers participate in the Day of the Dead parade. The parade concluded with mariachi musicians belting out Mexican folk songs from a float covered with flowers and colored paper like the boats that cruise the canals in the south of the city. (Photo: AP)
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