This week, Mexico has celebrated 200 years since the beginning of the War of Independence. In September 1810 a Mexican priest Miguel Hidalgo-and-Costello urged the people to revolt against the Spaniards. This cry later became known as the cry of Dolores. Shortly thereafter, constant skirmishes with the Spaniards turned into a real war, which lasted more than 10 years, and as a result led to the independence of Mexico. Now, 200 years later, tens of thousands of Mexicans went out to the streets of Mexico City, to celebrate this date. But the celebration was held in the shadow of unpleasant events, including drug war and criticism of the government. Here are photos from the celebration of the 200 years of Mexico independence.