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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, second right, and first lady Beatriz Gutierrez Muller, walk with Secretary of Defense Luis Crescencio Sandoval, right, and Secretary of the Navy, Vidal Francisco Soberon, during the annual Independence Day military parade in Mexico City's main square of the capital, the Zv-calo. Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its independence uprising of 1810.

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Fireworks go off in front of Metropolitan Cathedral after Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gave the annual independence shout to kick off Independence Day celebrations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, at the Zocalo in Mexico City. Instead of the throngs of supporters who pack the Zocalo in a typical year, this Independence Day the president faced an empty plaza as he gave the traditional "Grito de Dolores," which commemorates the 1810 call to arms by priest Miguel Hidalgo that began the struggle for independence from Spain.

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People protest demanding the resignation of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, commonly referred to by his initials AMLO, organized by the Frente Nacional anti AMLO or National Front Against AMLO, at the Plaza de la Republica in Mexico City.

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Police prevent local street merchants from selling their wares after they were banned from doing so because of the new coronavirus pandemic lockdown, in Mexico City.

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Mexican Lucha Libre fighters pose for a photo during a campaign to promote the use of masks during the COVID 19 pandemic in Xochimilco on the outskirts of Mexico City. Lucha Libre wrestlers whose deaths are publicly known to be from COVID-19 are Estrella Blanca Jr., Blackman II, Golden Bull, and Matematico II.

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A couple climbs the stairs to the Soumaya Museum that opened today after almost five months of being closed to the public as a measure to control the spread of new coronavirus, in Mexico City. The city preparing planning for the gradual reopening of the museums at 30% capacity scheduled for Wednesday.

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Pumas' Juan Dinenno, center, is challenged by Juarez's Bruno Romo during a Mexican soccer league match at University Olympic Stadium in Mexico City. The match was played without fans as a precaution against the coronavirus.

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An activists against abortion holds a model of a fetus outside of Mexico's Supreme Court steps during a protest in Mexico City. The activists protest as Mexico's Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case regarding a Veracruz state law prohibiting abortion except in cases of rape, if the mother's life is in danger, or if the unborn baby is malformed.

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A worker wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant solution inside the coffin of a person who died from suspected COVID-19, as the body arrives at the crematorium at Xilotepec Cemetery in Xochimilco, Mexico City.

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Shoppers and commuters walk along a sidewalk in central Mexico City. After three months of shutdown, officials allowed a partial reopening of the downtown commercial area last week, although COVID-19 cases continue to climb.

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A waitress at Mexico City's iconic "Sanborns of the Azulejos" restaurant, wearing a mask and face shield to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, brings order for a patron in Mexico City.

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People brace themselves against a wall during a 7.5 earthquake, in Mexico City. The earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands into the streets.

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Juarez public hospital health workers wait on a street after a 7.5 earthquake sent them out from their work areas, in Mexico City.

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Juarez public hospital health workers wait on a street after a 7.5 earthquake sent them out from their work areas, in Mexico City. The earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands into the streets.

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People vandalize a Citibanamex ATM vestibule, during an anti-police protest in Mexico City. Following the death of Mexican man Giovanni Lopez, who was allegedly beaten to death while in police custody in Jalisco in May, anarchist protesters who are known for their violent tactics smashed storefronts, looted businesses, and sprayed anti-police graffiti on monuments.

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A woman squirts alcohol onto a statue of the "Santa Muerte," or Death Saint, whose mouth holds two lit cigarettes left by other devotees, outside her altar in Mexico City's Tepito neighborhood. Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, thousands of devotees, few wearing face masks amidst the dense crowd, made the monthly pilgrimage Monday to pray or give thanks to Santa Muerte, one of several unofficial folk saints worshipped in Mexico.

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Paddleboats float moored and unused on Chapultepec lagoon as Mexico City faces its lockdown to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Moises Marcial, 17, wears a face mask and shield as he works at a fish and seafood stand inside a partially-open public market in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City. As Mexico moves toward a gradual reactivation of its economy Monday, the number of new coronavirus infections grows higher every day, raising fears of a new wave of infections that other countries have seen after loosening restrictions.

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The San Isidro cemetery, that the city's authorities ordered temporarily closed to the public to keep crowds away as a measure to limit the spread of COVID-19 disease, is seen from the air in Mexico City.

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Ambulance workers unload a patient at a public hospital treating people with suspected COVID-19, in Iztapalapa, Mexico City. Mexico's coronavirus cases have begun rising more rapidly, with experts predicting a peak around the second week in May.

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Customers buy fresh fish during Holy Week at a market in Mexico City. Catholics prepare to celebrate Holy Week amid measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including stopping all religious activities across the country.

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Sexual workers stand in line as they wait to receive a monetary incentive offered by the mayor to stay home in a measure to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, in Mexico City. Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the new coronavirus, but some experts warn the country is acting too late and testing too little to prevent the type of crisis unfolding across the border in the United States.

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A forest fire burns on a hill north of Mexico City. Several fires have been burning in the hills around Mexico City for two days.

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An elevated highway nearly devoid of traffic cuts into Mexico City. Many countries in Latin America have taken aggressive measures to deal with the new coronavirus such as closing their borders, dock and airports to foreigners. Mexico, by contrast, has so far taken a "business as usual" attitude. The vast majority of people recover from the COVID-19 disease.

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A cleaning crew wearing protective masks and suits disinfects an underground metro car as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus in Mexico City. For most people COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms. For others, especially the elderly and people with existing health problems, it can cause many other serious illnesses, including pneumonia.

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A couple kisses on one of scores of parked trajineras, the painted wooden boats popular with tourists and Mexican revelers that ply the canals in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City.

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A thermal camera monitor shows the body temperature of passengers as a way to detect COVID-19, as they arrive at Mexico's International airport in Mexico City. For most people COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms. For others, especially the elderly and people with existing health problems, it can cause many other serious illnesses, including pneumonia.

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A general view of Azteca stadium during a Mexican soccer league match between America and Cruz Azul in Mexico City. The match was played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Cruz Azul's players warm up prior to a Mexican soccer league match against America at Azteca stadium in Mexico City. The match was played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus.

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A health worker measures the temperature of a music fan as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, at the entrance gates of the venue for the Vive Latino Music Festival, in Mexico City. On Friday afternoon organizers confirmed that the 21st edition of the festival will go on as planned. However, preventive measures will be taken, such as checking the temperature of the attendees upon admission and providing antibacterial gel.

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Music fans dressed in bio suits strike a pose during the Vive Latino music festival in Mexico City. The two-day rock festival is one of the most important and longest running of Mexico.

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A woman wears a protective masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus at the airport in Mexico City.

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Tyrrell Hatton of England hits his ball out of a bunker at the first green during the third round for the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City.

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Image of painter Vincent van Gogh are projected during a media tour ahead of the opening of the show titled "Van Gogh Alive: The Experience" in Mexico City. The show brings together thousands of images to tell the story of the artist's life and work, offering a multi-sensory experience of music, sound effects and smells.

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Women shout during a protest against gender violence outside the National Palace that includes the presidential office and residence, in Mexico City. The killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over the brutal slayings of women, including one found stabbed to death and skinned earlier this month.

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Demonstrators march to protest the murder of Fatima, a 7-year-old girl who was abducted from the entrance of the Enrique C. Rebsamen primary school and later killed, in Mexico City. The girl's body was found wrapped in a bag and abandoned in a rural area on Saturday and was identified by genetic testing.

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Women holds up a handmade sign with a message that reads in Spanish: "Don't fear. I don't rape nor do I kill," during a demonstration against gender violence in Mexico City. The protest comes after last week's vicious murder of Ingrid Escamilla by her husband and controversy unleashed by the leaking of images of her body to the press, in a country where an average of 10 women are killed every day.

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A portrait of Eugenia Machuca Campos sits amid women's red shoes placed by activists to protest violence against women in the Zocalo, Mexico City's main plaza. According to her sister, Campos' ex-boyfriend is serving time in jail for her Oct. 2017 murder in the State of Mexico.

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The Bishop of Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Salvador Rengel, receives the family members of 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, carrying posters of their missing loved ones, during Mass at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Family members continue to call for justice five years after the students were allegedly taken from buses by local police and turned over to a drug gang.

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People gather around a giant baby Jesus statue in preparation for Christmas Eve in Mexico City.

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Mexican wrestler Rakner clashes with Relampago Veloz during "lucha libre" fight in Mexico City. Mexican wrestling, otherwise known as the “lucha libre,” is a highly traditional form of light entertainment.

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Mexico's Treasury Secretary Arturo Herrera, left, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland, second left, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, center, Mexico's top trade negotiator Jesus Seade, second right, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, hold the documents after signing and update to the North American Free Trade Agreement, at the national palace in Mexico City.

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Military police stand guard outside an entrance to the National Palace during a private meeting between U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in Mexico City.

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Women participate in a protest against violence toward women, in the Zocalo in Mexico City on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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A woman has a slogan painted in her back during a march protesting violence against women in Mexico City on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In 2018 there were 3,662 gender-related killings of women in Mexico, according to the federal government.

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Police face off protesters marching on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Mexico City. Mexico City's mayor last week issued a gender alert for the capital, meaning that 20 of Mexico's 31 federal entities now have declared emergencies over femicides.

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Singer J Balvin performs during the Coca-Cola Flow Reggaeton festival in Mexico City.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to cheering fans after defeating Germany's Alexander Zverev in an exhibition tennis match at Plaza de Toros bullring in Mexico City. Saturday's match was the fourth stop in a tour of Latin America by the tennis greats.

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Soldiers perform in a parade marking the 109th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, at the Zocalo in Mexico City. More than a 1,000 participants dressed in time period clothing and acted out historical scenes.

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Bolivia's former President Evo Morales speaks during a press conference at the Museum of Mexico City. Mexico has granted asylum to Morales, who resigned on Nov. 10th under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests.

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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales waves upon arrival to Mexico City. Mexico granted asylum to Morales, who resigned on Nov. 10 under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests.

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Candles illuminate children's tombs in the San Gregorio Atlapulco cemetery during Day of the Dead festivities on the outskirts of Mexico City.

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Mexican-American singer Lila Downs poses for photographers as she arrives to the Lunas del Auditorio awards show at the Mexico National Auditorium in Mexico City.

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Spain's singer Ana Torroja poses for photographers as she arrives to the Lunas del Auditorio award show at the Mexico National Auditorium in Mexico City.

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A man dressed as a Day of the Dead skeleton holds the Mexican flag as he rides the lead car during the opening parade of the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix auto race at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City.

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Performers in costume attend a Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City. The parade on Sunday marks the fourth consecutive year that the city has borrowed props from the opening scene of the James Bond film, "Spectre," in which Daniel Craig's title character dons a skull mask as he makes his way through a crowd of revelers.

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A performer in costume attends a Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City. The parade on Sunday marks the fourth consecutive year that the city has borrowed props from the opening scene of the James Bond film, "Spectre," in which Daniel Craig's title character dons a skull mask as he makes his way through a crowd of revelers.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, dons a Mexican Charro hat as he celebrates his victory in the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix auto race at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City

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A masked demonstrator holds a flare during a march in remembrance of the Tlatelolco student massacre in Mexico City. Mexico commemorated the 51st anniversary of the 1968 massacre where students and civilians were killed by the military and police.

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A cloud of smoke engulfs police after they put out a fire started by protesters during a women's rights protest in Mexico City. Mexican women on Saturday marched for abortion rights, highlighting increased efforts across Latin America to lift some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws.

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America's Henry Martin celebrates scoring his side's 4th goal against Guadalajara during a Mexican soccer league match at Azteca stadium in Mexico City.

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Demonstrators march along with relatives of 43 missing teachers' college students as they protest on the fifth anniversary of the students' disappearance, in Mexico City. Family members continue to call for justice five years after the Ayotzinapa students were allegedly taken from buses by local police and turned over to a drug gang.

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Stephanie Salgado poses with her cape during the lighting of the Bat signal commemorating Batman's 80th anniversary in Mexico City

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Two women assault a commuter, one spraying him in the face with paint another kicking him, at a bus station, during a protest sparked by a string of alleged sexual attacks by police officers, in Mexico City. On Friday, hundreds of women demonstrated largely peacefully in downtown Mexico City with pink spray paint and smoke. But some protesters trashed the nearby bus station. This week, an auxiliary policeman was held for trial on charges he raped a young female employee at a city museum.

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Brad Pitt attends a red carpet event for the film "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" in Mexico City. The film will be presented in Mexico City on Aug. 23.

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A marmoset monkey named Mila sits on the forearm of its owner, a soldier who asked not to be identified who was on duty at the Los Pinos Cultural Center, formerly the presidential residence, in Mexico City. The soldiers said the animal was given to him one year ago as a gift, and that he takes it with him everywhere he goes.

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Brenda Contreras, Miss Transgender Beauty 2018, left, embraces 2019 winner Ivanna Cázares, from Colima state, in Mexico City.

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Brenda Contreras, Miss Transgender Beauty 2018, attends the opening 2019 event in Mexico City. Mexico is one of the world's most dangerous countries for transgender people: 261 transgender women were killed from 2013 to 2018, according to a local LGBT rights group, Letra S.

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Supporters attend a rally on the one-year anniversary of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's election, in the Zocalo, Mexico City's main square.

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Mexican actress Marina de Tavira poses during red carpet arrivals for the 61st edition of the Ariel Awards hosted by the Mexican Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences at the National Cineteca in Mexico City.

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Mexican winners of Latin Recording Academy Leading Ladies of Entertainment awards pose with their Grammys during a red carpet event in Mexico City.

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Volunteers hold images of 49 children killed in a fire at the ABC daycare center, as they wait to march with parents and relatives of the children, on the 10-year-anniversary of the tragedy, in Mexico City. Earlier in the day, a handful of parents and relatives installed bronze replicas of the children's shoes alongside a protest monument which stands in front of the government agency which oversaw the daycare.

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Women pray inside the "La Luz Del Mundo" or Light of the World church after they learned their church's leader Joaquin Garcia was arrested in the U.S., in Guadalajara, Mexico. California authorities have charged Garcia, the self-proclaimed apostle of the Mexico-based church that claims over 1 million followers, with child rape, human trafficking and producing child pornography in Southern California.

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Taxis, supported by public transport bus drivers, fill the Zocalo in front of the National Palace, right, during a protest against ride-sharing apps. Hundreds of taxi drivers blocked Mexico City's main square and major arteries to call for the city to shut down such apps, which some drivers reported have reduced their income by around 40%. A backlash on social media put the blame on taxi drivers for not offering better service.

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A man rides atop a taxi as drivers protest to demand the city shut down ride-sharing apps in Mexico City. Some drivers say the ride-sharing apps have reduced their income by about 40%, while a backlash on social media put the blame on taxi drivers for not offering better service.

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Karla Esperanza, a transgender sex worker, poses for a photo with her iguana named "Rectilio" on International Sex Workers Day in Mexico City, Mexico. On Friday, Mexico City's government voted in favor of a bill that no longer allows sex workers or their clients to be arrested or fined after a complaint.

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Smoke and pollution hangs over in Mexico City. Mexico City officials cancelled classes for millions of students for a second straight day as smoke from brush fires continued to choke the city.

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Tinted blood red by a thick cloud of smoke and pollution, the sun sets on the mountains above Mexico City. Mexico City's government has warned residents to remain indoors as forest and brush fires carpeted the metropolis in a smoky haze that has alarmed even many of those accustomed to living with air pollution.

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A couple look at images of people who have been disappeared, during a Mother's Day march in Mexico City. Mothers and other relatives of persons gone missing in the fight against drug cartels and organized crime are demanding that authorities locate their loved ones.

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Fans the rock band Kiss enjoy their performance at the Domination music festival in Mexico City.

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In this image released by the World Press Photo Foundation Thursday April 11, 2019, by Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu / Civilian Act, which won the World Press Photo Story of the Year award and the first prize in the Spot News Stories category, with a series titled "The Migrant Caravan", showing people running to a truck that had stopped to give them a ride, outside Tapanatepec, Mexico, on 30 October 2018. Some drivers charged to give travelers a lift for part of the way, but most offered services free as a sign of support.

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A puppeteer presents his hand puppets during an event at the National Culture Museum in Mexico City. The event was held in honor of World Puppetry Day, observed earlier in the week on March 21.

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Singer Enrique Bunbury performs at the Vive Latino music festival in Mexico City. The two-day rock festival is one of the most important and longest running of Mexico.

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Women hold hands as they walk with Spanish slogans printed on their backs, reading, from left, "My body, my rules," and "We are going to tear down [the patriarchy]" during a protest march on International Women's Day in Mexico City.

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A protestor displays slogans printed on her body reading in Spanish "Freedom for all women, feminism, anti-speciesism," during a march to mark International Women's Day in Mexico City. Women's Day marches are being held across Mexico to protest the dangers women face in a country where two thirds of women have been victims of some type of violence and more than 3500 women and girls were murdered in 2018.

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A newlywed couple kisses as they pose for photos at one of several free sets for newlyweds to take cell phone photos of themselves following a mass wedding ceremony in Mexico City on Valentine's Day.

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Couples kiss during a mass wedding ceremony in Mexico City on Valentine's Day. Hundreds of couples of all ages, many accompanied by their children, gathered to legally tie the knot in a mass ceremony in the capital's Venustiano Carranza borough.

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Venezuelans protest outside the Venezuelan embassy in Mexico City. Venezuelan migrants held a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and in favor of Juan Guaido, head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress who declared himself interim president of the South American nation.

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Mexican film director Alfonso Cuaron stands with Mexican actresses Mariana de Tavira, left, Yalitza Aparicio, second from right, and Nancy Garcia on the red carpet for their film "Roma" in Mexico City. The film Roma is about a middle class family living in Mexico City in the 1970's, inspired by the childhood days of Cuaron, Roma's director.

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Tents blanket the plaza of the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country converge on Mexico's holy Roman Catholic site, many bringing with them images or statues of Mexico's patron saint to be blessed, marking the Virgin's Dec. 12 feast day.

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A woman with carries the Spanish word "Justice" during a march marking the International Day for the elimination of violence against women in Mexico City. The woman at right carries a sign referring to Abigail, a law student who was killed on Dec. 10, 2016.

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A woman wearing a wedding dress and clutching a cross marches on the International Day for the elimination of violence against women in Mexico City.

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Women dressed as brides attend a march marking the International Day for the elimination of violence against women in Mexico City.

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New Zealand singer and songwriter Lorde, performs during the Corona Capital music festival in Mexico City.

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English singer Robbie Williams performs during the Corona Capital music festival in Mexico City.

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A woman in makeup with an iguana walks during a Zombie Walk in Mexico City.

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A man in makeup poses for a pictures during a Zombie Walk in Mexico City.

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A woman in makeup poses for a pictures before a Zombie Walk in Mexico City.

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A Central American migrant bypasses a subway turnstile after leaving the temporary shelter at the Jesus Martinez stadium, in Mexico City.

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Central American migrants ride on the subway after leaving the temporary shelter at the Jesus Martinez stadium, in Mexico City. About 500 Central American migrants headed out of Mexico City to embark on the longest and most dangerous leg of their journey to the U.S. border, while thousands more were waiting one day more at the stadium.

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