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In Mexican Town, Holy Week Rituals Persist

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In Mexican Town, Holy Week Rituals Persist

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In Mexican Town, Holy Week Rituals Persist

In Mexican Town, Holy Week Rituals Persist

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Easter week in the southern Mexican town of Taxco means Catholic masses, family gatherings and above all, atonement. Emulating Christ's final days, residents parade through this mountain village, bearing giant thorny crosses on their backs. Nearly the whole town turns out for the spectacle, though not all residents subscribe to this display of Catholic faith. NPR's Gerry Hadden reports.

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