Incredible pictures show huge skeletons “rising” from the ground as Mexico gets ready to celebrate the notorious Day of the Dead.
The massive figures have gone up as the Central American country prepares to mark one of the biggest dates in its calendar.
Local artists got together to make the scary spectacle, using cardboard and rubble from building sites.
Day of the Dead will be celebrated between October 31 and November 2 – but a colourful street parade has already been held to mark the occassion.
When a skeleton appeared in the Tlahuac neighbourhood of capital Mexico City, some wrongly thought it was a protest over potholes.
This prompted one of the artists to explain to newspaper El Universal: “No, they’re not potholes, they’re rubble from a construction site across from the neighbor’s house.
“The neighbors had the ingenious idea to add that detail.”
Many Mexican don the costume of a character named “Catrina”, created by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada more than a century ago.
The representation of death is used in dramatic parades throughout the country.
Experts say the festival has got bigger since it featured in a scene of James Bond film Spectre, which saw Daniel Craig pursue a villain through the streets.
Each year the holiday sees Mexicans gather to remember family members and friends who have passed away.
The tradition, dating back hundreds of years, is believed to help the deceased with their spiritual journey.
Their loved ones cook their favourite foods and visit their graves with gifts.
The first day, known as the Day of Little Angels, is dedicated to remembering children who died, while on Saturday the spirits of everyone who has died will be celebrated.
A large number of street parties and parades are held to mark the event.
In the days leading up to the main event, people have been donning colourful Catrina costumes and butterfly outfits – symbolising the spirits of dead ancestors.