Mass Quinceanera thrown in Mexico City

Source: photoblog.msnbc.msn.com

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Fifteen-year-old girls pose for a group picture at the Franz Mayer museum before a mass Quinceanera birthday celebration in Mexico City, April 28.

Three-hundred forty-eight girls dressed up for their 15th (Quinceanera) birthday celebration, a tradition dating back to the Spanish colonial era when 15- and 16-year-old girls had their official debut in society. The Quinceanera marks the transition from childhood to adulthood and is common in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries.

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Fifteen-year-old girls take pictures of themselves during a mass Quinceanera.

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Girls dressed in evening gowns laugh inside a bus.

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A 15-year-old girl shouts from the inside a bus during a mass Quinceanera.

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Cecilia, center, plays with her dress.

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A 15-year-old girl gets ready for a mass Quinceanera birthday celebration.

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Girls dressed in evening gowns pose for photographs at Zocalo square in Mexico City.

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