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The Dead Come to Life at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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This Saturday evening was the 10th annual Dia de Los Muertos event held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The celebration, with roots deep in Aztec and Mexican tradition, is a 9-day-long festival honoring the lives of the departed through decoration, the erection of colorful shrines, dance, costume, and processionals.

Many of the contributors to LAist's Featured Photos pool on Flickr were on hand to take part in the vibrant festivities, and shared their images from Saturday night with us. For those who want to see more of local Dia de Los Muertos gatherings in Los Angeles, one of the most celebrated is the one that takes place on Olvera Street in Downtown, with nightly processionals and music from now until November 2nd.