Bolivia’s skull festival

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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