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Deceased honored around world on All Saints' Day

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A woman places flowers on the grave of a relative at the cemetery of Benfica, on All Saints' Day, in Lisbon, Portugal on Nov. 1.

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Catholic nuns from the congregation Saint Jose of the Mountain pray as they visit a tombstone on All Saints Day in the cemetery of San Lorenzo in Ronda, near the southern Spanish city of Malaga.

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A woman prepares flowers to be sold at a cemetery during All Saints Day, a Catholic holiday to reflect on the saints and deceased relatives in Barcelona, Spain.

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Children play beside a tombstone as their family visit deceased relatives at Heroe's cemetery to remember their departed loved ones on All Saints Day in in Taguig City in Metro Manila.

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A boy darkens the inscription of a tombstone of a deceased relative during the commemoration of All Saints Day in Navotas City, Metro Manila on Nov. 1.

On All Saints' Day, cemeteries around the world are crowded with people paying their respects to departed loved ones by offering flowers, candles and prayers. In the Philippines, the day is also observed by cleaning and repairing the graves of deceased relatives, but this tradition is slowly dying.

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An elderly woman prays near a grave at a cemetery in the village of Ivenets, 31 miles southwest of Minsk, on Nov. 1. Catholics in Belarus marked All Saints Day by visiting the graves of their relatives and friends.