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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, Indonesia, 09 April 2014. Polls opened on 09 April in Indonesia's parliamentary elections amid expectations of an opposition victory. Twelve national political parties and three local parties in Aceh province are contesting the elections, the fourth since Indonesia embraced democracy following the fall of dictator Suharto in 1998.

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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.

The Pasola Jousting Festival...SUMBA, INDONESIA - MARCH 25:  A Pasola rider prepares to throw his spear during the pasola war festival at Wainyapu village on March 25, 2014 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.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

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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

Fish die as result of weather change in Agam...epa04130698 An Indonesian boy looks at dead fish in Maninjau lake, Agam regency, West Sumatra province, Indonesia, 18 March 2013. The mass death of the fish is apparently caused by a sudden change of weather condition according to fishery officials.

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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

Snakes are collected and rolled before putting into the oven in the village of Kertasura, Cirebon, Indonesia. The skins are sold for making into bags, shoes, wallets and belts. The price of a bag made from snakeskin is between 150,000 rupiah ($15 USD) and 300,000 rupiah ($30 USD), depending on its size. When snake skins reach Western fashion houses their price can increase dramatically and sell for up to $4,000 USD.

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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, Friday, Feb 21, 2014.

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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, 18 February 2014. 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.

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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 covering their faces from volcanic ash follwoing Mount Kelud's eruption in Solo, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The major volcanic eruption shrouded a large swath of the country's most heavily populated island in ash on Friday, triggering the evacuation of more than 100,000 people and the closure of three international airports after killing two people.

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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 performers dressed as mermaids wearing traditional Chinese cheongsam dress and a lion perform underwater in a special program celebrating the Lunar New Year at Jakarta's Ancol park on January 31, 2014.  The Lunar New Year of the Horse falls on January 31.

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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 flood affected people seek refuge under a bridge in Jakarta on January 21, 2014. More than 4,300 people in the capital have been displaced by the floods, which also worsened the city's notorious traffic jams.

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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 her mother next to piles of paddy seeds as ash and smoke fill the air during an eruption in Mount Sinabung at Tiga Pancur village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province.   REUTERS/Beawiharta    REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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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.