A Bolivian woman holds a skull as she attends a Catholic mass ...
Nov 8th, 2011
(Reuters) - A Bolivian woman holds a skull as she attends a Catholic mass during the Day of Skulls at the General Cemetery in La Paz November 8, 2011. 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. REUTERS/David Mercado (BOLIVIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) -
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