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A Mexican believer to Santa Muerte (Saint Death), holding a sacred figurine, makes the pilgrimage on his knees in Tepito, a violent district of Mexico City, Mexico, 1 May 2011. The religious cult of Santa Muerte is a syncretic fusion of Aztec death worship rituals and Catholic beliefs. Born in lower-class neighborhoods of Mexico City, it has always been closely associated with crime. In the past decades, original Santa Muerte's followers (such as prostitutes, pickpockets and street drug...more »
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Date > 1 May 2010
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