A Balinese man dances on the fire during the “Mesabatan Api” ritual ahead of Nyepi Day on in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. Mesabatan Api is held annually a day before the Nyepi Day of Silence, as it symbolizes the purification of universe and human body through fire. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every New Year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of self-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or traveling are restricted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
An Indonesian scavenger collects items from a garbage dump in Denpasar on the resort island of Bali on Tuesday
A Balinese man in a state of trance dances wearing a sacred Rangda mask during a sacred ritual of Ngusaba Puseh at Selumbung Village in the Karangasem District, Bali, Indonesia.
A Balinese Hindu man pours holy water during Galungan Day celebrations at a temple in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. Galungan is an important feast for Balinese Hindus and is held every 210 days according to the Balinese calendar to honour the creator of the universe and the spirits of the ancestors. The festival symbolises the victory of truth over evil
US secretary of state John Kerry acknowledges the welcome of his Indonesian hosts as he arrives for a group photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Motorists board a ferry at Gilimanuk Harbour on Monday in Jembrana, Bali, Indonesia. Muslims all over Indonesia go back to their villages to celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Thursday.
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Young members of the community walk round their village with painted bodies during the Grebeg Ritual in Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia. During the biannual event young people parade through the village with painted faces and bodies to ward off evil spirits.
Tourists on a traditional boat enjoy the sunset at Kuta beach in Bali.