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Day of the Dead: A Prayer for Lost Souls in Haiti

  • The Day of the Dead took on a special significance as Haitians poured into Port-au-Prince's main cemetery Nov. 1, 2010. Men and women came to remember their loved ones who have perished due to political turmoil and violence, the January 12 earthquake that claimed more that 250,000 lives, and the recent cholera outbreak. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Haitians pray at the Universal Tomb for the loved ones they have lost, including the many who lost their lives in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A woman stand in a Port-au-Prince cemetery during the Day of the Dead. Many Haitians gathered to mourn and pray for their loved ones who have died. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Haitians pray at the walls of the Universal Tomb, where many victims of Haitian political violence are buried. Candles burned, spirits were poured, names were recited, and prayers were said at the exterior wall of the structure for the Day of the Dead. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A Haitian woman places her hand on the wall of the Universal Tomb, where people who died from violent deaths during Haiti's political instability are buried. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • From left, Fina Blaise, Yonel Blaise and Fritz St. Vie mourn their mother, Anocia Mondesir, who perished during the January 12 earthquake. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • From left, Fina Blaise, Yonel Blaise and Fritz St. Vie mourn their mother, Anocia Mondesir, who perished during the January 12 earthquake. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Baron Samdi, the guardian of the cemetery, stretches his arms as others pray at the Universal Tomb on the Day of the Dead. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Haitians pray on the walls of the Universal Tomb, where many victims of Haitian political violence are buried. Haitians pray at the walls of the Universal Tomb, where many victims of Haitian political violence are buried. Candles burned, spirits were poured, names were recited, and prayers were said at the exterior wall of the structure for the Day of the Dead. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A Haitian woman prays at the wall of the Universal Tomb, where many victims of Haitian political violence are buried. Candles burned, spirits were poured, names were recited, and prayers were said at the exterior wall of the structure for the Day of the Dead. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Haitians pray in front a tar-painted cross as they light candles, pour spirits, and pray for their loved ones who have passed. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Haitians pray at the walls of the Universal Tomb, where many victims of Haitian political violence are buried. Candles burned, spirits were poured, names were recited, and prayers were said at the exterior wall of the structure. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A candle is lit and pinned to the wall as Haitians pray at the Universal Tomb, where many victims of Haitian political violence are buried. Candles burned, spirits were poured, names were recited, and prayers were said at the exterior wall of the structure. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Dressed in traditional Vodou attire, a woman offers another some whiskey. For a brief moment she refuses but eventually gives in and drinks the ceremonial whiskey. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Baron Samdi, the guardian of the cemetery, speaks to cemetery visitors they pray at the Universal Tomb on the Day of the Dead. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A Haitian Vodou priest performs a chant on his daughter during a ceremony over the mass grave where many of the unidentified earthquake victims are buried. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • An amputee navigates through the crowd as Haitians pray at the walls of the Universal Tomb on the Day of the Dead. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Worshipers wipe their faces with spirits after praying to lost love ones at the Universal Tomb. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A man pours some moonshine near the makeshift shrine for the dead as Haitians pray on the walls of the Universal Tomb, where many victims of Haitian political violence are buried. Candles burned, spirits were poured, names were recited and prayers were said at the exterior wall of the structure. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • An elderly Haitian woman avoids the puddle of rain water as she makes her way to the Universal Tomb to pray with others at the Port-au-Prince cemetery for the Day of the Dead. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Haitians pray in front a tar-painted cross as they light candles, pour spirits and pray for their loved ones who have passed. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Haitians pray at the walls of the Universal Tomb, where many victims of Haitian political violence are buried. Candles burned, spirits were poured, names were recited, and prayers were said at the exterior wall of the structure for the Day of the Dead. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Haitians pray at the walls of the Universal Tomb, where many victims of Haitian political violence are buried. Candles burned, spirits were poured, names were recited, and prayers were said at the exterior wall of the structure. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Haitians pray at the walls of the Universal Tomb, where many victims of Haitian political violence are buried. Candles burned, spirits were poured, names were recited, and prayers were said at the exterior wall of the structure for the Day of the Dead. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Haitians pray at the walls of the Universal Tomb, where many victims of Haitian political violence are buried. Candles burned, spirits were poured, names were recited, and prayers were said at the exterior wall of the structure. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF