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'Zombies' throw scare into Mexico City

People dressed as zombies touch the windows of a bus during a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with
People dressed as zombies touch the windows of a bus during a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A man in costume takes part in the Zombie Walk in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: AP
A man in costume takes part in the Zombie Walk in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: AP
A boy dressed as a zombie takes part in a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO:
A boy dressed as a zombie takes part in a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
A man dressed as zombie touches the driver of a car during a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with t
A man dressed as zombie touches the driver of a car during a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
People dressed as zombies participate in a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO:
People dressed as zombies participate in a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: AP
A girl dressed as zombie takes part during a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOT
A girl dressed as zombie takes part during a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
People dressed as zombies react on a car during a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. --
People dressed as zombies react on a car during a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A couple dressed as zombie bride and groom pose for a photo during a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connection
A couple dressed as zombie bride and groom pose for a photo during a Zombie Walk procession in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
General view during a Zombie Walk in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: AFP
General view during a Zombie Walk in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: AFP
People dressed up as zombie give a fright to a driver during the Zombie Walk in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead
People dressed up as zombie give a fright to a driver during the Zombie Walk in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: AFP
A couple dressed up as zombies take part in a Zombie Walk in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: AFP
A couple dressed up as zombies take part in a Zombie Walk in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: AFP
A man in costume takes part in the Zombie Walk in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: AP
A man in costume takes part in the Zombie Walk in Mexico City on Nov 23, 2013. More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead. -- PHOTO: AP

MEXICO CITY, Nov 24, 2013 (AFP) - More than 7,000 "zombies" crammed Mexico City's streets on Saturday for the popular Zombie Walk Mexico, celebrating connections with the dead.

Decked out in masks and costumes, participants brought out their best fake blood and makeup for a tongue-in-cheek walk with fear, one of several such events internationally.

Mexico's Day of the Dead in November is one of the country's beloved holidays.

People honour their dead with pre-Hispanic traditions of bringing food and parties to their gravesides. It is not uncommon to see people in skeleton- and zombie-like costumes on those days.