by Fran Noto
Indonesians climbed greased poles in an event called Panjat Pinang during celebrations of Independence Day in Jakarta. Indonesia became an independent nation on August 17, 1945 having previously been under Dutch rule.
by Denny Pohan
Crowds gathered at the Hotel Indonesia traffic roundabout in Jakarta for a firework display to commemorate Takbiran, an event that takes place at the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.