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In pictures: Guatemalan child migrant's body flown home

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image captionJakelin Caal's brother Abdel carries her photograph outside their home in San Antonio Secortez village

The body of seven-year-old Guatemalan girl Jakelin Caal - who died earlier this month while in the custody of the US Border Patrol - has been returned to her home country.

Jakelin was crossing the US-Mexico border with her father as part of a caravan of Central American migrants. They handed themselves in to US border agents in New Mexico in early December.

While in custody, Jakelin developed a high fever and died of liver failure several days later.

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image captionClaudia Maquin sits and waits for the arrival of her daughter's body
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image captionLocal residents have gathered to prepare her grave in her village
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image captionA small grave has been dug in the cemetery
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image captionMourners have brought flowers
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image captionThe white coffin, containing the girl's body, was flown from the US to Guatemala City
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image captionJakelin's grandmother, Elvira Choc, is among those waiting for its arrival
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image captionVillagers have set up a makeshift memorial in her memory
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image captionThey also made an altar
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image captionHer death triggered protests in the US - such as this one in El Paso, Texas - against President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy

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