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Graves in the old cemetery in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico, decorated for the the Día de los Muertos festival. (Note for resubmission: These graves are decorated with flowers, fruit, candles, the deceased's favorite food, and other perishable items which are taken down immediately after the holiday period. These decorations are put up all over Mexico. As temporary structures meant to honor dead relatives, they hardly would be considered candidates for copyright protection, and this photographer has never heard of such a thing). (Note for second resubmission: identifiable persons have been obscured).

"The Church and former monastery of Santo Domingo de GuzmA!nis a baroque ecclesiastical building complex in Oaxaca, Mexico. The complex includes a substantial sanctuary and an extensive system of courtyards, cloisters and rooms that formerly constituted the monastery."

Monte Albán is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site of one of the earliest cities of Mesoamerica, located in Oaxaca, Mexico. The city was not just a fortress or sacred place, but also an agricultural center. An ancient Zapotec metropolis, Monte Albán was founded in the sixth century B.C. on a low mountainous range overlooking the city of Oaxaca and functioned as their capital 13 centuries between 500 B.C. and 800 A.D.

An elaborate altar in the zócalo (city square) constructed for the Día de los Muertos Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico. (Resubmission note: Altars like this are temporary structures built by the thousands all over Mexico for the Day of the Dead festival in homes and public places. They often contain bread, fruit, prepared food, flowers, and other perishable items. They are taken down and the perishable items are consumed or disposed of immediately after the conclusion of the festival. This one is vary elaborate since it was built in the zócalo of downtown Oaxaca, but it was dismantled by November 3, 2018. Something entirely different will be built next year. Suggesting that these displays would be copyrighted would be like supposing a bunch of flowers at a grave would be copyrighted).

Oaxaca - Mexico, 11/01/2014: Movement in the Oaxaca Cemetery in Mexico. In the early hours of November 1st to November 2nd, the local community gathers in the cemetery to celebrate Day of the Dead, when, according to Mexican belief, the souls of the dead return to visit their families. During the celebration the tombs are adorned with flowers, candles and the favorite foods of the deceased as a way to welcome their souls in a joyful way.

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