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Photo by: Russell Contreras

** FILE ** In this Feb. 12, 2013, photo, statues of La Sante Muerte from an altar run by Arely Vazquez Gonzalez, a Mexican immigrant and transgender woman, is shown inside a Queens, NY apartment. La Santa Muerte, an underworld saint most recently associated with the violent drug trade in Mexico, now is spreading throughout the U.S. among a new group of followers ranging from immigrant small business owners to artists and gay activists. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

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