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A ragpicker looks for recyclable items on a pile of garbage at a landfill in Depok on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia
A woman walks on a road covered with ash following a further eruption of the Mount Sinabung on Monday in Berastagi, Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Scorching lava and giant ash clouds spew out as Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, as seen from Karo district in Sumatra island, Indonesia
The Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island in Indonesia erupts on Wednesday, following an eruption on Sunday.
Indonesian Apache helicopters fly in formation over warships during celebrations of the 69th anniversary of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia on Tuesday
A jockey spurs the buffalos as they race during Barapan Kebo or buffalo races as part of the Moyo festival in Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The traditional Buffalo races, known as Barapan Kebo, are held by Samawa tribes in muddy rice fields to celebrate and provide entertainment ahead of the annual planting season. Jockeys secure themselves on a wooden structure attached to the buffalo, and maneuver across the mud in a race to the finish line. The jockeys weild long sticks, in a similar style to jousting, and direct them towards targets called ‘Saka’. Read more
Mount Slamet spews lava and gas during its eruption as seen from Pandansari village in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia
An Indonesian scavenger collects items from a garbage dump in Denpasar on the resort island of Bali on Tuesday