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Famadihana, Dancing with the Dead, Madagascar, Photo by Distrait 1979

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:24 PM EDT, 16 March 2012 AMBOHIMIRARY, Madagascar — When people think of dancing with the dead, they usually picture the New Orleans Carnival pre-Hurricane Katrina. Carnival in that city was an admixture of ghosts, ghouls, scantily clad women and men dancing through aged alleys full of shops selling haints, […]

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