Santa Muerte is a deity worshipped primarily in Mexico but it has spread to the United States as well.
Believers paying homage to a shrine of the Santa Muerte on this "saint's" day of August 1 (2008). Shrine located on Calle Dr Duran, near Eje Central in Colonia Doctores
Santa Muerte (Mercado de Sonora, Mexico City)
Mexican folklore and kitsch objects (including Santa Muerte statues) on sale at a shop on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles
Santa Muerte outside a store in Mexico City's Chinatown
Close-up view of the same Santa Muerte south of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Santisima Muerte Estampita
Santa Muerte votive candles at a grocery store in suburban Washington, D.C.
These images are in chronological order.