Easter In Oaxaca Mexico

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An aerial view shows that despite the semi-arid landscape, communities along the Oaxaca valley in Mexico are thriving.
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A family walks home from the Tenejapa, Mexico market a few days before Easter carrying heavy loads of blankets and supplies. The road to their village was recently washed out in a storm, so they must walk nearly four hours to get home.
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A young child screams out in the Zaachila market. Prior to annual Easter festivities, public markets across Mexico are often full of holiday shoppers.
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A Mexican butcher falls asleep next to his cuts of meat for sale in the Larrainzar market.
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Villagers sell dried corn in a wheelbarrow at the Zaachila market in Mexico.
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A commotion catches the attention of wary shoppers at the Zaachila market in Mexico.
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A shopper passes by as a blind busker reaches out for his can of donations in the Oaxaca market in Mexico.
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A group of men dressed in traditional Easter clothes gather together in Tenejapa, Mexico.
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A Mexican village dignitary from Tenejapa wears a unique hat during Easter that signifies his rank and status.
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Strong men drag heavy wooden crosses through the streets of Oaxaca, Mexico during Easter.
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A graphic statue of a deceased Jesus is displayed outside a church during Easter in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Stylized skeletons are sold as decoration in the Oaxaca market in Mexico during Easter and Día de los Muertos festivities in November.
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Villagers rub cotton balls on the wounds of a crucified Jesus statue that has been taken down from its usual resting place above the altar during Easter in Tenejapa, Mexico.
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Crowds mingle in front of Santo Domingo church in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Easter processions including an effigy of Mary weeping over a deceased Jesus carried by masked men wind their way through the crowded streets of Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Men with conical hoods stand guard over a statue of Jesus through the streets of Oaxaca, Mexico during Easter.
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Village women from Oaxaca, Mexico carry a statue of Mary through the streets during Easter.
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Villagers from Zaachila, Mexico drink shots of homemade grain alcohol and grimace in pain from the strong drink during Easter celebrations.
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An elderly drunk Mexican man without shoes lies helpless in a San Cristobal street during Easter celebrations.
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A stark graveyard near San Cristobal in Chiapas, Mexico lies quiet during Easter.
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