PHOTOS: Latin America celebrates Day of the Dead

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In this Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, Elvira Luque sits under the protection of an umbrella rigged to two branches, as she keeps vigil at her grandmother's tomb in the Nueva Esperanza cemetery, during the Day of the Dead celebration in Lima, Peru. In the European-Christian notion of death, our loved ones go far away and we’re left to survive on our own. In Mexico and Andean countries, the world of the living and the dead co-exist according to Elio Masferrer, an anthropologist who focuses on religious studies in Mexico. “The living seek help and protection from the dead, especially on the Day of the Dead.” (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)