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June 24, 2010

Another Pics of Indonesia



Indonesia, a sprawling country of contrasts is made up of 17,500 islands and populated by over 240 million people, and is home to the world's largest population of Muslims. Recent news stories from Indonesia include deadly mudslides, controversy over a statue of US President Barack Obama (who attended school there as a child), and stricter enforcement of Muslim sharia law, instituted in Aceh province, where a recently passed law bans women from wearing tight trousers. Collected here are a handful of recent images from places all around Indonesia.



A worker looks through incense sticks during a drying process ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year at an incense factory in Tangerang, Indonesia's Banten province February 8, 2010.(reuters)


Thousands of motorists sit stuck in the morning gridlock after a group of protesters blocked one of Jakarta's main roads on February 22, 2010. The number of motor vehicles including motorcycles in greater Jakarta has almost tripled in the past eight years to 9.52 million. Meanwhile road space has grown less than one percent annually since 2004, according to the Indonesian Transport Society.(AFP)


A member of the traditional Baduy (or Badui) tribe carries wood from the river to sell at their village in the forest area of the Kendeng mountains on February 7, 2010 in Banten, Indonesia. The traditional community consists of around 5,000-8,000 people spread across a hilly area of just 50 square kilometers. Their religion, known as Agama Sunda Wiwitan, combines elements of Hinduism, Buddhism and traditional beliefs, including various taboos such as not eating food at night, touching money, accepting gold or silver or even cutting their hair.


A teacher comforts a crying pupil at the temporary school in the Bantar Gebang landfill site, one of Jakarta's biggest dump sites, on January 26, 2010 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Children who live and work at the landfill site are schooled by day before going to help their parents scavenge and sell their finds after classes are over. Around 6,000 metric tons of garbage are dumped daily at the landfill site.(Getty images)


Eleven-year-old Nung stands on the mountain of rubbish where she will collect plastic, at the Bantar Gebang landfill site, one of Jakarta's biggest dump sites, on January 27, 2010. (Getty Images)


Workers sleep on the deck of a wooden ship as they travel to Jakarta for work from the Thousand Island district of Indonesia on January 27, 2010. The Thousand Islands district consists of about 105 small islands with around 30,000 inhabitants. (REUTERS)


An Indonesian police officer peeks through riot shields during an anti-government rally outside the presidential palace in Jakarta January 28, 2010. Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied on Thursday to mark the first 100 days of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's second term. (REUTERS)


A technician repairs a tractor inside the PT Aneka Tambang gold mine in Pongkor, West Java, Indonesia, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. (Bloomberg)


Sumbanese men carrying wooden spears ride their horses during a ritual war festival called Pasola in Lamboya, West Sumbawa February 6, 2010. During the annual festival, two groups of Sumbanese men ride their horses and fling wooden spears at each other. (REUTERS)


A fisherman tries to get close to a migrant whale shark from his wooden boat near Bentar beach in Probolinggo of Indonesia's East Java province February 4, 2010. (REUTERS)


Tigers recently confiscated from the residence of an Indonesian businessman sit inside a cage at Animal Rescue Center run by Indonesian Forestry Ministry and Animal Sanctuary Trust Indonesia (ASTI) in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. Conservationists recently slammed a government plan that would allow Indonesians to keep endangered Sumatran tigers as pets if they give a $100,000 deposit and build a large enough enclosure. The tigers' DNA is currently being tested to determine their species. (AP Photo)


A villager stands at a protected forest area to collect grass for his livestock in Mojokerto, East Java province February 11, 2010. (REUTERS)


Contestants in traditional dresses take part in Social Cultural Transvestite Queen beauty pageant in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, late Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010. The transvestite beauty pageant was held for the first time in the country's only province that officially adopted Islamic sharia law. Nearly all of the province's 4 million residents are Muslim. (AP Photo)


A worker carries a sack of rice at a paddy field in Karawang, in Indonesia's West Java province January 21, 2009. (REUTERS)


Workers process milkfish at a fish farm and hatchery near Pulau Pramuka in the Thousand Islands, north of Jakarta, February 18, 2010. The fish farm, which has a floating hatchery with an area of 3,000 square metres, produces more than 400 kilograms of boneless milkfish a day. (REUTERS)


A caterpillar hangs from a silk thread in Jakarta on January 30, 2010. (REUTERS)

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