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Celebrating diversity through ‘Grebeg Sudiro’

  • Ready to rumble: A group of Liong dancers heads to the Tien Kok Sie Buddhist temple near Gede Market in Surakarta, Central Java, to celebrate Chinese New Year. JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Ready to rumble: A group of Liong dancers heads to the Tien Kok Sie Buddhist temple near Gede Market in Surakarta, Central Java, to celebrate Chinese New Year. JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • National interest: The country’s national emblem, the Garuda Pancasila, carries the Sanskrit motto “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (Unity in Diversity). JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

    National interest: The country’s national emblem, the Garuda Pancasila, carries the Sanskrit motto “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (Unity in Diversity). JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Taking aim: Dancers perform the traditional archery dance Semprang Jemparingan. JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Taking aim: Dancers perform the traditional archery dance Semprang Jemparingan. JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Going to town: A Liong dance group arrives at Gede Market in Surakarta, Central Java. JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Going to town: A Liong dance group arrives at Gede Market in Surakarta, Central Java. JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Home sweet home: Men carry a miniature Loji Gandrung decorated with kue keranjang (basket cake).   JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Home sweet home: Men carry a miniature Loji Gandrung decorated with kue keranjang (basket cake). JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Bring it on: A dance troupe walks past Chinese lanterns.  JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Bring it on: A dance troupe walks past Chinese lanterns. JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Wefie: Two Muslim girls take a picture of themselves against the backdrop of Chinese lanterns. JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Wefie: Two Muslim girls take a picture of themselves against the backdrop of Chinese lanterns. JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • No clash of culture: A father and child pose in front of Chinese and Javanese puppet characters. JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

    No clash of culture: A father and child pose in front of Chinese and Javanese puppet characters. JP/ Maksum Nur Fauzan

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