Photos: Skull festival in Bolivia
It's time for the Natitas Festival at the Cementerio General in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Natitas are human skulls from unnamed, abandoned graves that are cared for and decorated by faithful who use them as amulets believing they serve as protection. The festival is a mixture of Andean ancestral worship and Catholic beliefs. Experts say it was common in pre-Columbian times to keep skulls as trophies and display them to symbolize death and rebirth.