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Miranda Farias, 3, left, of Martinez, holds a paper flower for her brother, Sebastian, 5, to sniff as they take part in a Dia de los Muertos program at the Alhambra Cemetery in Martinez, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Children participated in crafts, made gravestone rubbings and took part in an educational headstone hunt as part of Day of the Dead festivities. The cemetery features many graves from the 1800's and is also known as Pioneer Cemetery. (Jane Tyska//Bay Area News Group)

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Miranda Farias, 3, of Martinez, at left, holds a paper flower for her brother, Sebastian, 5, as they take part in the crafts and educational activities at the Dia de los Muertos program, which celebrates the lives of deceased loved ones, Saturday at the Alhambra Cemetery in Martinez. Charlie Morgan-Barrett, 6, of Martinez, above, does a rubbing of a headstone during the program. Mom Sabrina Morgan holds the paper as Charlie makes an impression of a marker, many from the 1800s.

It is believed that the souls return home during Nov. 1-2 to visit with family and friends.