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Scorching lava and giant ash clouds spew out as Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, as seen from Karo district in Sumatra island, Indonesia
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
Mount Slamet spews lava and gas during its eruption as seen from Pandansari village in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia
Smoke rises as lava flows from the crater of Mount Slamet volcano, as seen before dawn from Brebes town in Indonesia‘s Central Java province on Friday
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.
A street monkey performs on a pavement in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, on Monday. The governor of the capital Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has introduced a plan to stop masked monkey performances, locally known as topeng monyet, by next year in order to improve public order and prevent the spread of diseases carried by the animals. The city’s administration intends to buy the monkeys and put them in a zoo.
A worker tightens a rope to raise a four-metre-high statue of horses at a new housing complex at Parung village in Bogor, in Indonesia‘s West Java province.
A worker selects the finest tobacco leaves at the Rizona Baru cigar factory on Friday in Temanggung, Central Java, Indonesia. The factory, which was built in 1910 by a Chinese immigrant Oo Tjong Han, produces 3,000 cigars a month, handmade by the mostly women employees.
A worker makes chair frames to be woven with rattan at a workshop manufacturing furniture in Trangsan village near Sukoharjo, Central Java province, Indonesia. Indonesia’s deputy industry minister has been looking at ways to boost the rattan trade in the country. The government put a stop to raw rattan exports in 2012 in an attempt to increase sales of rattan products, which rose in 2012.