In early November, people in Haiti, most of whom practice elements of voodoo, celebrate the Day of the Dead - a mix of Halloween and All Souls' Day. In memory of relatives who passed away, Haitians bring beeswax candles, food offerings and bottles of rum infused with hot peppers to the cemeteries. They dance and praize Gede, a spirit known as protector of the children and ruler of the dead, who is also not indifferent to procreation. In the photo: A participant of the Voodoo festival at the cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Photo: Hector Retamal / AFP / East News

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