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Photos: All Souls Procession 2015

Tens of thousands of Tucsonans filled the streets Downtown on Sunday night to mark the annual All Souls Procession, remembering loved ones who have died.

A mixture of traditions, including the Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos, the celebration has been in Tucson since 1990, when artist Susan K. Johnson started the ceremonial walk to remember her late father.

 Since then the procession has grown, with upwards of 20,000 participating in the walk or watching it pass through the streets.

 Participants will often wear makeup based on the La Calavera Catrina, or "dapper skull" based on a zinc etching by a Mexican printmaker and illustrator in 1913.

 People carried photos, signs, or items of special significance marking the lives of those who died.

 After the procession wound through Downtown from Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street to the Mercado San Augustin on the West Side, a non-religious ceremony marked the end.

Fire dancers, acrobats, and a group of drummers entertained the crowd and then the urn, containing messages for the dead written by people in the procession, was lit.

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