Mexico celebrates Day of the Dead after pandemic closures

People arrive to the Valle de Chalco municipal cemetery to pay their respects to their dead, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 31. 2021. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

A woman made up as a "Catrina" and wearing a face shield posed for a photo during Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico City on Sunday. Altars and artwork from around the country were on display in a parade, as Mexicans honor the Day of the Dead. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

MEXICO CITY — Mexico returned Sunday to mass commemorations of the Day of the Dead, after traditional visits to graveyards were prohibited last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.