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A figurine of Santa Muerte (Saint Death) seen during the pilgrimage in Tepito, a dangerous neighborhood of Mexico City, Mexico, 1 June 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 traffickers) have merged with thousands...more »
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Date > 1 Jun 2010
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