Indonesian Baduy tribe women wait for their turn to cast their ballots during the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kanekes village, Lebak, Banten province. Polls opened on Wednesday amid expectations of an opposition victory.
A Pasola rider prepares to throw his spear during the pasola war festival at Wainyapu village in Sumba Island, Indonesia. The Pasola Festival is an important annual event to welcome the new harvest season, which coincides with the arrival of ‘Nyale’ sea worms during February or March each year. Pasola, an ancient ritual fighting game, involves two teams of men on horseback charging towards each other while trying to hit their rivals with ‘pasol’ javelins and avoid being hit themselves. Read more
An Indonesian boy looks at dead fish in Maninjau lake in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The mass death is caused by a sudden change of weather conditions, according to fishery officials. Read more
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Snakes are collected and rolled before putting into an oven in the village of Kertasura, Cirebon, Indonesia. The skins are sold for making bags, shoes, wallets and belts. The price of a bag made from snakeskin is between 150,000 rupiah ($15) and 300,000 rupiah, depending on its size. When snakeskins reach western fashion houses their price can increase dramatically and sell for up to $4000.
Models show the creations by Fenny Mustafa during the Indonesia Fashion Week 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia
An Indonesian worker removes Mount Kelud volcanic ash from a statue at Sewu temple in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia. Mount Kelud in East Java province erupted late 13 February, killing four people and spewing ash and rock that covered much of the island. More than 56,000 people were displaced.
Villagers cover their faces from volcanic ash after Mount Kelud erupts in Solo, Indonesia. The country’s most heavily populated island was covered in ash on Friday, triggering the evacuation of more than 100,000 people and the closure of three international airports after two people died Read more
Indonesian artists, dressed as mermaids in traditional Chinese cheongsam costume and lions, perform underwater in a programme celebrating the lunar new year at Jakarta’s Ancol park on Friday.
A man plays a guitar as people affected by a flood seek refuge under a bridge in Jakarta. More than 4,300 people in the capital have been displaced by the floods, which also worsened the city’s traffic jams
A child holds on to her mother as ash and smoke fill the air during an eruption of Mount Sinabung at Tiga Pancur village in Karo district, in Indonesia‘s North Sumatra province. The volcano started erupting in September, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes.