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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Guatemala's Colorful Cemeteries

Locals say that colorful cemeteries in the Guatemalan highlands owe to the indigenous Maya view that life after death is not to be feared, but seen with a hope and vibrancy. Each year families return to paint again with a new color as a form of renewal.

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Date Taken: 01.2014
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Guatemala
Copyright: © Austin Beahm