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Event Photography: All Souls Procession 2009

Tucson’s annual All Souls Procession turned 20 this year. It started in 1990 as a ritualistic performance by artist Susan Johnson, who was grieving her father’s death.

All Souls now attracts more than 20,000 people to a memorial march/street performance on the streets of Downtown Tucson. Here are five glimpses of this year’s event.

Before the procession begins…

Marchers in All Souls Procession 2009 through Downtown Tucson, Arizona

Remembering a favorite mouse…

Marcher remembering a favorite mouse in All Souls Procession 2009 through Downtown Tucson, Arizona

A feline fellow…

A feline fellow in All Souls Procession 2009 through Downtown Tucson, Arizona

Remembering a loved one…

Woman remembering a loved one in All Souls Procession 2009 through Downtown Tucson, Arizona

Remembering Macho B, America’s last known wild jaguar…

Remembering jaguar Macho B in All Souls Procession 2009 through Downtown Tucson, Arizona

In late February 2009, Macho B was captured in a leg-hold trap near Tucson. He was tranquilized, then fitted with a tracking collar.

He was recaptured in early March, then euthanized at the Phoenix Zoo. Officials said that he had irreversible kidney failure, but it can also be argued that stress from being captured¬† contributed to Macho B’s poor health.

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