Images of Dia de Los Muertos―the Day of the Dead―are a touchstone of Tucson culture. A shared history with the state of Sonora, Mexico, and a flair for the dramatic mean plenty of room for calaveras (sugar skulls) and La Catarina all year.

Each year, the celebration culminates in the All Souls Procession in which well over 10,000 people walk through the El Rio district of Tucson to memorialize loved ones who are no longer with us in this life but who may be able to visit us each year on this day.

These photos were taken at the 31st Annual All Souls Procession in November 2019.

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La Catarina Azul

La Catarina Azul

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To Get There From Here

To Get There From Here

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Sunset De Los Muertos

Sunset De Los Muertos

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Every Time A Bell Rings

Every Time A Bell Rings

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Couple With Face Paint

Couple With Face Paint

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La Catarina Waits

La Catarina Waits

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This Guy And La Catarina

This Guy And La Catarina

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Remember Me

Remember Me

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Young Man With Serape

Young Man With Serape

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The Pipes

The Pipes

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With Babies In Arms

With Babies In Arms

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No Longer Here

No Longer Here

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The Names

The Names

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Notes On A Casket

Notes On A Casket

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