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Flowers, Prayer, Dancing at Annual Bolivian Skull Festival

Carrying human skulls adorned with flowers and coca leaves, hundreds of people danced to cheerful music and prayed for favors Thursday in an annual festival outside a cemetery chapel in Bolivia's capital. Juliana Zapana, an indigenous Aymara woman, danced holding a skull that she called "Carlos," while her daughter danced with another skull that she called "Luis." Devotees like Zapata and her family bring skulls known as "natitas" to a cemetery in La...

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