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The nine nights of Novenario processions through the Olvera Street Mexican market drew hundreds of costumed participants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A cyclist pauses to watch the Olvera Street procession.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Participants received sweet bread and coffee at the conclusion of the procession.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A girl, amid costumes, is ready for the Olvera Street procession.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A mask hangs over one of the altars during the 11th annual Día de Los Muertos celebration Saturday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

Leticia Salazar, left, and Maria Ledezma pose beside their altar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

Shadows from Anoushka Arden's decorations dance across a tomb.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

An Aztec blessing takes place on the main stage during the Día de Los Muertos activities at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

Jeannine Thorpe poses for a portrait.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

An altar honoring the deceased is illuminated by the setting sun.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

Johanna Aguilar created an elaborate paper-mâché altar in honor of her grandmother Elvira Delgado.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

A participant uses sage as a way of purifying herself before a procession Saturday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

Debbie Rankin dresses up for the occasion. Having driven by the celebration for many years, Rankin decided that this year she would take part.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

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The Day of the Dead holiday, or Día de los Muertos, culminates on Nov. 2, and Angelenos have marked the occasion in recent days with activities including processions and altars at gravesites to honor the deceased.  Hundreds attended one of the nine nights of  processions on Olvera Street. And at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, relatives created altars for loved ones and even some celebrities, such as Gary Coleman. Follow along in the photos in the gallery above.

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  1. November 1, 2010, 3:55 pm

    This is a picture of our family altar..familia Terrazas, Trevizo and Ortega, 3rd year at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Velia Ortega

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