Liesbeth Rapp applies red makeup with a paintbrush on the right cheek of her friend Adam Snider on Nov. 3. Hundreds, if not thousands, gather in Albuquerque’s South Valley, most of them with skeleton makeup on, during the annual Muertos y Marigolds parade, which commemorates the traditional Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos, meaning “day of the dead.” Rapp made it very clear that Snider was just a friend and obviously not her boyfriend.
Lexie James, this year’s Lady of the Dead, gazes at parade participants with a stern look during this year’s Muertos y Marigolds parade on Nov. 3. Participants yearly elect a Lady of the Dead in the event.
Elena Vitela bites on a crisp during this year’s Muertos y Marigolds parade on Nov. 3 in Albuquerque’s South Valley. Vitela, who was nine months pregnant, was watching the parade, which happens yearly during the traditional Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos, with her husband.
Linda Weahkee, a registered nurse at UNM Hospital, attracts motorists’ attention with a placard along Lomas Boulevard in front of UNMH early Tuesday morning. Hospital employees rallied at the site to protest the hospital administration’s alleged neglect toward workers’ annual wage increases and union authority. Weahkee, who works night shifts, said she went straight to the protest immediately after her shift. “I’ll sleep when I get home,” she said. “I’m a union baby.” (Ardee Napolitano/Daily Lobo)
Joel Gallegos delivers a flamboyant anti-war speech in a protest in Nob Hill Saturday afternoon. A UNM student, Gallegos said in his speech that the United States government should spend more on education and welfare programs instead of financing a possible military intervention in the two-year-old civil war in Syria. “Money for jobs and education, not for war and occupation,” Gallegos screamed. About 100 people attended the event.
Local activist Ellen Robinson, right, holds up a fist in the air sings along with protester Dan Rivera in a protest in Nob Hill Saturday afternoon. Robinson, who is part of Albuquerque organization Act Now, Stop War, End Racism Coalition (ANSWER), said she demands peace in Syria. “Not gonna study war no more,” the two chanted throughout the protest.
Tyler Twiss spreads out a banner that says “No War on Syria” while raising a peace sign in the air in a protest in Nob Hill Saturday afternoon. Originally from Ohio, Twiss said he demands the U.S. government not to intervene in the civil war in Syria and to promote diplomatic talks instead.