Huaquechula, located in Mexico's Puebla state, is known for its traditional and impressively large Dia de Muertos altars. Many families in the town lost their homes on September 19th when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked central Mexico. Huaquechula residents rely heavily on the tourism dollars generated by the Dia de Muertos celebrations during the three-day festival. This year saw a drop in attendance, however, as many tourists never came because they heard the town was devastated, or couldn't afford to travel due to damage to their own homes.

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