Adorned with candles, sugar skulls, a cross made from twigs and photos of loved ones who have died, this public Dia de Muertos altar stands in Raleigh’s Oakwood Cemetery on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.
Adorned with candles, sugar skulls, a cross made from twigs and photos of loved ones who have died, this public Dia de Muertos altar stands in Raleigh’s Oakwood Cemetery on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. ehyman@newsobserver.com
Adorned with candles, sugar skulls, a cross made from twigs and photos of loved ones who have died, this public Dia de Muertos altar stands in Raleigh’s Oakwood Cemetery on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. ehyman@newsobserver.com

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