Day of the Skull in Bolivia


A devotee sits near skulls placed on the floor during a ceremony held for the "Dia de las natitas" (Day of the Skull) celebrations at the General Cemetery of La Paz, November 8, 2015. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)



Aymara women sit near skulls placed on the floor during a ceremony held for the "Dia de las natitas" (Day of the Skull) celebrations at the General Cemetery of La Paz, November 8, 2015. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)



People attend a ceremony during the "Dia de las natitas" (Day of the Skull) celebrations at the General Cemetery of La Paz, November 8, 2015. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)



A skull decorated with flowers and wearing glaces is pictured during a ceremony held for the "Dia de las natitas" (Day of the Skull) celebrations at the General Cemetery of La Paz, November 8, 2015. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)



A devotee stands near skulls placed on the floor during a ceremony held for the "Dia de las natitas" (Day of the Skull) celebrations at the General Cemetery of La Paz, November 8, 2015. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)



A skull is pictured during a ceremony held for the "Dia de las natitas" (Day of the Skull) celebrations at the General Cemetery of La Paz, November 8, 2015. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)



Aymara women sit near skulls placed on the floor during a ceremony held for the "Dia de las natitas" (Day of the Skull) celebrations at the General Cemetery of La Paz, November 8, 2015. Bolivians, who keep close relatives skulls at home as a macabre talisman, flock to the cemetery chapel once a year to have the craniums blessed and to bring themselves good luck in the future. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)





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