Bolivians displayed human skulls, or “natitas,” outside the Cementerio General chapel during Sunday’s Natitas Festival in La Paz, Bolivia. Although some natitas have been handed down through generations, many are from unnamed, abandoned graves. The are cared for and decorated by the faithful, who use them as amulets believing they serve as protection. The tradition marks the end of the Catholic All Saints holiday, but is not recognized by the Catholic church. –AP
The day in photos around the world.
Summer officially kicked off in the Northern Hemisphere on Friday, as the summer solstice arrived. With the sun shining for its longest amount all year, observances of the day often includes outdoor festivities at megalithic prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge. Meanwhile, across the equator, the Southern Hemisphere is experiencing its shortest day of the year, which comes with celebrations of its own.
The longest day of the year, smashing bottles releasing prayers to God, “Tropical Spring” protestors in Brazil, “Solstice in Times Square,” deadly flooding in India and more in today’s daily brief.
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Shepherds protest the new European Union electronic RFID chip legislation, Jamie ‘The Bear’ McDonald upsets three-time winner Jon Squibb by 5 wings at ‘Wing Bowl 21,’ the Harbaugh brothers hold a press conference before the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers battle it out in Super Bowl XLVII and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 14 Photo Brief: Clouds over earth, Mali rebels expand control, Crackolandia in Brazil, pollution in China
Clouds over earth, Mali rebels expand control despite French intervention, Crackolandia in Brazil, pollution in China and more in today’s daily brief.