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July in Photos

  • Indonesia (white jerseys) plays against Malaysia at the Indonesia Para Games Invitational Tournament at Gelora Bung Karno sporting complex in Senayan, Jakarta, on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Indonesia won 54-53. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

    Indonesia (white jerseys) plays against Malaysia at the Indonesia Para Games Invitational Tournament at Gelora Bung Karno sporting complex in Senayan, Jakarta, on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Indonesia won 54-53. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

  • On alert: An officer of the Jakarta Transportation Agency speaks to a driver in Tomang, West Jakarta, on Monday, July 2, 2018. The capital’s transportation agencies have started a one-month trial of an extended odd-even traffic policy that is expected to tackle road congestion ahead of the Asian Games in August. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

    On alert: An officer of the Jakarta Transportation Agency speaks to a driver in Tomang, West Jakarta, on Monday, July 2, 2018. The capital’s transportation agencies have started a one-month trial of an extended odd-even traffic policy that is expected to tackle road congestion ahead of the Asian Games in August. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

  • Winds of change: The wind power plant that was inaugurated by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Sidrap regency, South Sulawesi, on Monday, July 2, 2018. JP/Andi Hajramurni

    Winds of change: The wind power plant that was inaugurated by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in Sidrap regency, South Sulawesi, on Monday, July 2, 2018. JP/Andi Hajramurni

  • Indonesian teachers and Honeywell Indonesia president director Roy Kosasih (third left) share their excitement in Jakarta on Friday about their recent visit to US Space and Rocket center in Alabama, the United States. Ten science and mathematics teachers from West Java, Central Java, Gorontalo and Maluku underwent a simulation training for astronauts at the space camp from June 21 to 25 under the annual Honeywell Educators at Space Educators scholarship program. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

    Indonesian teachers and Honeywell Indonesia president director Roy Kosasih (third left) share their excitement in Jakarta on Friday about their recent visit to US Space and Rocket center in Alabama, the United States. Ten science and mathematics teachers from West Java, Central Java, Gorontalo and Maluku underwent a simulation training for astronauts at the space camp from June 21 to 25 under the annual Honeywell Educators at Space Educators scholarship program. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

  • Games for all: Indonesian table tennis player Banyu Tri (left) serves against Thailand’s Wangphonphathanasi in the Men’s Team TT8 Indonesia Para Games Invitation Tournament in Jakarta on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

    Games for all: Indonesian table tennis player Banyu Tri (left) serves against Thailand’s Wangphonphathanasi in the Men’s Team TT8 Indonesia Para Games Invitation Tournament in Jakarta on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

  • Under escort: Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf (center) arrives at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in Jakarta on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Irwandi has been accused of embezzling development funds. JP/ Dhoni Setiawan

    Under escort: Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf (center) arrives at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in Jakarta on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Irwandi has been accused of embezzling development funds. JP/ Dhoni Setiawan

  • Indonesia Mens Double  Kevin Sanjaya and Markus Gideon perform during their Bli Bli Indonesia Open 2018 Super 1000 quarter final match against Denmark Mads Conrad Petersen- Mads Kolding in Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Kevin-Markus won 20-22, 22-20, 21-18. JP/Seto Wardhana.

    Indonesia Mens Double Kevin Sanjaya and Markus Gideon perform during their Bli Bli Indonesia Open 2018 Super 1000 quarter final match against Denmark Mads Conrad Petersen- Mads Kolding in Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Kevin-Markus won 20-22, 22-20, 21-18. JP/Seto Wardhana.

  • Fishermen extinguish a fire ravaging boats at Benoa Port in Denpasar, Bali, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The blaze, which started on Monday, destroyed at least 40 boats. JP/ Ni Komang Erviani

    Fishermen extinguish a fire ravaging boats at Benoa Port in Denpasar, Bali, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The blaze, which started on Monday, destroyed at least 40 boats. JP/ Ni Komang Erviani

  • Bigger share: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. CEO Richard Adkerson (second right) and PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) president director Budi Gunadi Sadikin (right) sign a divestment agreement, witnessed by Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan (left) and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani in Jakartra on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The government, through Inalum, will have a 51 percent stake in PT Freeport Indonesia following the agreement. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

    Bigger share: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. CEO Richard Adkerson (second right) and PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) president director Budi Gunadi Sadikin (right) sign a divestment agreement, witnessed by Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan (left) and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani in Jakartra on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The government, through Inalum, will have a 51 percent stake in PT Freeport Indonesia following the agreement. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

  • A technician carries out maintenance on a 4G base transceiver station (BTS) in Bendungan Hilir, Central Jakarta, on Friday, July 13, 2018. Publicly listed telecommunications company XL Axiata operates 2,700 4G LTE BTS across Jakarta. JP/ Dhoni Setiawan

    A technician carries out maintenance on a 4G base transceiver station (BTS) in Bendungan Hilir, Central Jakarta, on Friday, July 13, 2018. Publicly listed telecommunications company XL Axiata operates 2,700 4G LTE BTS across Jakarta. JP/ Dhoni Setiawan

  • Back to school: Students of Al Irsyad Al Islamiyyah Early Childhood School (PAUD) look enthused about returning to class after the long vacation in Jember, East Java, on Monday, July 16, 2018. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

    Back to school: Students of Al Irsyad Al Islamiyyah Early Childhood School (PAUD) look enthused about returning to class after the long vacation in Jember, East Java, on Monday, July 16, 2018. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

  • Local resident Wagirah throws dirt at police officers who allegedly attempted to block her from returning to her house in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Wagirah and her neighbors refused to give up their houses to make way for the development of the New Yogyakarta International Airport Kulonprogo, managed by state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I.JP/Bambang Muryanto

    Local resident Wagirah throws dirt at police officers who allegedly attempted to block her from returning to her house in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Wagirah and her neighbors refused to give up their houses to make way for the development of the New Yogyakarta International Airport Kulonprogo, managed by state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I.JP/Bambang Muryanto

  • Going clean: A Jakarta Sanitation Agency worker removes waste from a polluted river in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, on Friday, July 20, 2018. The Jakarta administration has covered the river, which runs next to the Kemayoran athletes village with a black net to contain the strong odor. JP/Seto Wardhana

    Going clean: A Jakarta Sanitation Agency worker removes waste from a polluted river in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, on Friday, July 20, 2018. The Jakarta administration has covered the river, which runs next to the Kemayoran athletes village with a black net to contain the strong odor. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Children play traditional games before they meet with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Friday, July 20, 2018. The President has urged composers and producers to create more songs and films suitable for children to prevent them from becoming addicted to gadgets. JP/Seto Wardhana

    Children play traditional games before they meet with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Friday, July 20, 2018. The President has urged composers and producers to create more songs and films suitable for children to prevent them from becoming addicted to gadgets. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Evidence: Refrigerators and other electronic equipment are displayed on Sunday evening, July 22, 2018 at Sukamiskin Penitentiary in Bandung, West Java, after they were confiscated from several cells by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). The commission, which is investigating alleged bribery in exchange for special facilities for inmates, has arrested prison warden Wahid Husen, a prison guard and two inmates on suspicion of graft. JP/Arya Dipa

    Evidence: Refrigerators and other electronic equipment are displayed on Sunday evening, July 22, 2018 at Sukamiskin Penitentiary in Bandung, West Java, after they were confiscated from several cells by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). The commission, which is investigating alleged bribery in exchange for special facilities for inmates, has arrested prison warden Wahid Husen, a prison guard and two inmates on suspicion of graft. JP/Arya Dipa

  • Welcome to Bali: Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Puan Maharani carries the Asian Games torch at Kuta Beach, Bali, as part of the Asian Games torch relay on Monday, July 23, 2018. The torch was welcomed by kecak dancers and will be carried around the resort island for two days before being taken to West Nusa Tenggara on Wednesday. JP/ Ni Komang Erviani

    Welcome to Bali: Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Puan Maharani carries the Asian Games torch at Kuta Beach, Bali, as part of the Asian Games torch relay on Monday, July 23, 2018. The torch was welcomed by kecak dancers and will be carried around the resort island for two days before being taken to West Nusa Tenggara on Wednesday. JP/ Ni Komang Erviani

  • System maintenance: Officials from commuter train operator Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) upgrade an electronic gate at Palmerah Station in Central Jakarta on Monday, July 23, 2018. KCI began maintenance work and upgraded its e-ticketing system on Sunday. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

    System maintenance: Officials from commuter train operator Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) upgrade an electronic gate at Palmerah Station in Central Jakarta on Monday, July 23, 2018. KCI began maintenance work and upgraded its e-ticketing system on Sunday. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

  • A student embraces her teacher while receiving a diphtheria vaccine during the final round of the Outbreak Response Immunization (ORI) program in Malang, East Java, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The program targeted local residents ranging in age from 1 to 19. JP/Nedi Putra AW

    A student embraces her teacher while receiving a diphtheria vaccine during the final round of the Outbreak Response Immunization (ORI) program in Malang, East Java, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The program targeted local residents ranging in age from 1 to 19. JP/Nedi Putra AW

  • A commuter hops across a footpath to get to a bus in Sudirman, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. In the city administration’s new sidewalk design, a 2.5-meter green space will separate the sidewalk and bus stops. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

    A commuter hops across a footpath to get to a bus in Sudirman, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. In the city administration’s new sidewalk design, a 2.5-meter green space will separate the sidewalk and bus stops. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

  • Personnel of the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus), accompanied by sniffer dogs, rappel from a helicopter during a mock terror attack in Jakarta on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. With the involvement of military and police personnel, the training was held by the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) as part of security preparations for the upcoming Asian Games. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

    Personnel of the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus), accompanied by sniffer dogs, rappel from a helicopter during a mock terror attack in Jakarta on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. With the involvement of military and police personnel, the training was held by the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) as part of security preparations for the upcoming Asian Games. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

  • Learning in new lands: Children of Rohingya refugees are enrolled at a local school in Simalingkar, Medan, North Sumatra, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. JP/Apriadi Gunawan

    Learning in new lands: Children of Rohingya refugees are enrolled at a local school in Simalingkar, Medan, North Sumatra, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. JP/Apriadi Gunawan

  • Revivified: An illuminated fountain with the Irian Jaya Liberation Statue in the background is seen at the renovated Lapangan Banteng in Jakarta. The square was inaugurated by Governor Anies Baswedan on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. JP/PJ Leo

    Revivified: An illuminated fountain with the Irian Jaya Liberation Statue in the background is seen at the renovated Lapangan Banteng in Jakarta. The square was inaugurated by Governor Anies Baswedan on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. JP/PJ Leo

  • Workers inspect the GOR Bulungan indoor volleyball hall in South Jakarta on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Indonesian Ombudsman has determined that the venue is in the red zone, which means it does not meet the standards required to host Asian Games matches. JP/Seto Wardhana

    Workers inspect the GOR Bulungan indoor volleyball hall in South Jakarta on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Indonesian Ombudsman has determined that the venue is in the red zone, which means it does not meet the standards required to host Asian Games matches. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • A resident crosses the dried out Gajah Mungkur reservoir in Wuryantoro district, Wonogiri, Central Java. Entering this year’s dry season, several regencies across Central Java have started to suffer from droughts. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A resident crosses the dried out Gajah Mungkur reservoir in Wuryantoro district, Wonogiri, Central Java. Entering this year’s dry season, several regencies across Central Java have started to suffer from droughts. JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Life goes on: Senior investigator with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Novel Baswedan (left) waves upon arriving at the KPK building in Jakarta on Friday, July 27, 2018. Novel was back at work after spending 16 months recovering from an acid attack in April 2017. JP/ Dhoni Setiawan

    Life goes on: Senior investigator with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Novel Baswedan (left) waves upon arriving at the KPK building in Jakarta on Friday, July 27, 2018. Novel was back at work after spending 16 months recovering from an acid attack in April 2017. JP/ Dhoni Setiawan

  • President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo greets residents during his visit to Panakkukang Mall on Jl Boulevard, Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The President took an opportunity to walk around at the shopping center as sson as he arrived in the city on Saturday afternoon for a two-day working visit, which ended on Sunday. JP/Seto Wardhana

    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo greets residents during his visit to Panakkukang Mall on Jl Boulevard, Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The President took an opportunity to walk around at the shopping center as sson as he arrived in the city on Saturday afternoon for a two-day working visit, which ended on Sunday. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Baby green sea turtles are released into the ocean on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Seminyak beach, Bali. Around 100 baby turtles were set free in the event, which is part of Bali's Big Eco Weekend invoving dozens of volunteers and participants. JP/Ni Komang Erviani

    Baby green sea turtles are released into the ocean on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Seminyak beach, Bali. Around 100 baby turtles were set free in the event, which is part of Bali's Big Eco Weekend invoving dozens of volunteers and participants. JP/Ni Komang Erviani