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Miners carry a goats head for burial in the crater as part of an annual offering ceremony on the Ijen volcano in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  The ritual is performed by the sulfur miners of Mount Ijen who slaughter a goat and then bury the head in the crater of mount Ijenn. The sacrifice is performed to ward off potential disasters for the next year. The Ijen crater rises to 2,386m, with a depth of over 175m, making it one of the world's largest craters. Sulphur mining is a major industry in the region, made possible by an active vent at the edge of a lake, but the work is not without risks as the acidity of the water in the crater is high enough to dissolve clothing and cause breathing problems.

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Sulphur miners carrying a goat take part in an annual ritual on the Ijen volcano in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The goat is slaughtered and the head buried in the volcano’s crater. The offering is made to ward off potential disasters for the next year.

Volunteers of Kraton Palace, known as 'Abdi Dalem', makes 'Tarub' at Kraton Palace during preparations for the Royal Wedding Held For Sultan Hamengkubuwono X's Daughter Gusti Ratu Kanjeng Hayu And KPH Notonegoro on October 21, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  Tarub installed at various spots around the Palace, consists of banana stem, tuwuhan (paddy, coconut and other crops) and janur (young coconut leaves). It is a sign showing that the Kraton of Yogyakarta is holding a royal wedding. Wedding celebrations will take place October 21-23 October. The wedding parade will include 12 royal horse drawn carriages and will be streamed live on the internet so that it can be watched by people all over the world.

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Volunteers at Kraton Palace make tarub arrangements during preparations for the royal wedding of Sultan Hamengkubuwono X’s daughter Gusti Ratu Kanjeng Hayu to KPH Notonegoro, on Monday in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The wedding celebrations will last three days and include a parade, with 12 royal horse-drawn carriages, which will be streamed live on the internet.

Muslim activists from the Youth Alliance Care for the Muslim World (Aliansi Pemuda Peduli Dunia Islam) hold posters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during a protest against the removal of Morsi in Egypt, on July 30, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Youth Alliance Care for the Muslim World is urging Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to take action over alleged crimes against humanity in Egypt.

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Muslim activists from the Youth Alliance Care for the Muslim World (Aliansi Pemuda Peduli Dunia Islam) protest in Yogyakarta, Indonesia against the toppling of Mohammed Morsi, former Egyptian president, on Tuesday. Read more

A female porter climbs the stairs carrying a sack of vegetables on her back at Beringharjo traditional market on May 1, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. These female porters earn their living carrying fruit, vegetables and dry goods among other items, in baskets strapped to their backs starting work in the early hours and finishing late in the day. It is reported that on a busy day at the market, the average porter will earn an income of Rp 35.000 or US$37 per day. Labor day is celebrated across South East Asia on May 1st and is seen as an opportunity to acknowledge the social and economic accomplishments of the workers.

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A female porter climbs the stairs at Beringharjo traditional market in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. These female porters earn their living carrying fruit, vegetables and dry goods in baskets strapped to their backs, starting work in the early hours and finishing late in the day. On a busy day the porter will earn on average an income of Rp35,000, or $3.70 a day.