EL ALTO, BOLIVIA, 2nd November 2014. Crosses with the names of women against dark skies on a wire mesh fence, part of a memorial for recent victims of femicide and domestic violence against women. According to a WHO report in January 2013 Bolivia is the country with the highest rate of violence against women in Latin America. Credit: James Brunker / Alamy Live News
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Dimensions:5000 x 3333 px | 42.3 x 28.2 cm | 16.7 x 11.1 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:2 November 2014
Location:El Alto, Bolivia
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This memorial was built temporarily next to an altar or mesa during the Todos Santos festival. In Bolivia altars are built to welcome the souls of loved ones who it is believed return to Earth on November 1st to visit their families. On November 2nd people visit cemeteries to say goodbye to the souls for another year. Increasingly the festival is also being used to highlight victims of crimes, violence against women is currently a high profile issue in Bolivia