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October in photos

  • An aerial photograph taken from a Smart Aviation-owned Cessna 208 Caravan shows Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi, on Tuesday evening, October 2, 2018, five days after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the region, causing blackouts. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

    An aerial photograph taken from a Smart Aviation-owned Cessna 208 Caravan shows Palu, the capital city of Central Sulawesi, on Tuesday evening, October 2, 2018, five days after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the region, causing blackouts. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

  • Cadets from the merchant marine academy (STIP) welcome the docking of vessel Dar Mlodziezy from Poland with a marching band performance at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Indonesia is the 10th country visited by the Polish ship, which is sailing around the world in commemoration of a century of Polish independence. JP/David Caessarre

    Cadets from the merchant marine academy (STIP) welcome the docking of vessel Dar Mlodziezy from Poland with a marching band performance at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Indonesia is the 10th country visited by the Polish ship, which is sailing around the world in commemoration of a century of Polish independence. JP/David Caessarre

  • President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo receives  Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Monday October 15, 2018. The meeting was held to discuss the support of the Indonesian government and people for the state of Palestine.JP/Seto Wardhana

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo receives Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Monday October 15, 2018. The meeting was held to discuss the support of the Indonesian government and people for the state of Palestine.JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Indonesian badminton players celebrate their victory at the 2018 Asian Para Games during the men’s badminton team final at the Istora Senayan on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Indonesia won its first gold medal by beating Malaysia 2-1. JP/Seto Wardhana

    Indonesian badminton players celebrate their victory at the 2018 Asian Para Games during the men’s badminton team final at the Istora Senayan on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Indonesia won its first gold medal by beating Malaysia 2-1. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center) takes the stage with World Bank president Jim Yong Kim (third left) and International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde (third right) during a seminar at the 2018 Annual Meetings of IMF-WB Group in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The event, which will run until Friday, features 32,000 attendees, including finance ministers and central bankers from 189 nations. JP/Zul Trio Anggono

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center) takes the stage with World Bank president Jim Yong Kim (third left) and International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde (third right) during a seminar at the 2018 Annual Meetings of IMF-WB Group in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The event, which will run until Friday, features 32,000 attendees, including finance ministers and central bankers from 189 nations. JP/Zul Trio Anggono

  • Dancers perform South Sulawesi’s ancient literary epic I La Galigo directed by Robert Wilson at Peninsula Island on the sidelines of the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday. I La Galigo, which tells the story of the journey of Sawerigading, the crown prince of Luwu, was performed to entertain participants of the IMF-WB meetings. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

    Dancers perform South Sulawesi’s ancient literary epic I La Galigo directed by Robert Wilson at Peninsula Island on the sidelines of the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday. I La Galigo, which tells the story of the journey of Sawerigading, the crown prince of Luwu, was performed to entertain participants of the IMF-WB meetings. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

  • President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo receives  Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Monday October 15, 2018. The meeting was held to discuss the support of the Indonesian government and people for the state of Palestine.JP/Seto Wardhana

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo receives Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Monday October 15, 2018. The meeting was held to discuss the support of the Indonesian government and people for the state of Palestine.JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Mayapada Group owner Dato’ Sri Dr Tahir speaks to journalists at Bank Indonesia’s (BI) headquarters in Jakarta on Monday, October 15, 2018 after he reported to BI governor Perry Warjiyo that he had changed his United States and Singapore dollars into rupiah. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

    Mayapada Group owner Dato’ Sri Dr Tahir speaks to journalists at Bank Indonesia’s (BI) headquarters in Jakarta on Monday, October 15, 2018 after he reported to BI governor Perry Warjiyo that he had changed his United States and Singapore dollars into rupiah. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

  • Models present creations from Australian aboriginal art centers and Novita Yunus at Jakarta Fashion Week 2019 in Senayan City, Jakarta, on Saturday, October 20, 2018. JP/Vellen Augustine

    Models present creations from Australian aboriginal art centers and Novita Yunus at Jakarta Fashion Week 2019 in Senayan City, Jakarta, on Saturday, October 20, 2018. JP/Vellen Augustine

  • An MRT train passes over Jl. Sisingamangaraja, South Jakarta, during a trial run on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The MRT is expected to begin operations next March with planned fares projected to be between Rp 700 (5 US cents) and Rp 850 per kilometer. JP/Seto Wardhana

    An MRT train passes over Jl. Sisingamangaraja, South Jakarta, during a trial run on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The MRT is expected to begin operations next March with planned fares projected to be between Rp 700 (5 US cents) and Rp 850 per kilometer. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Janet DeNeefe (right), founder of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to writer Sapardi Djoko Damono during the festival’s opening ceremony in Puri Ubud, Bali, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The five-day festival will run until Sunday. JP/Anggara Mahendra

    Janet DeNeefe (right), founder of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to writer Sapardi Djoko Damono during the festival’s opening ceremony in Puri Ubud, Bali, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The five-day festival will run until Sunday. JP/Anggara Mahendra

  • Children play on a pile of garbage consisting mainly of tree trunks, logs and bamboo in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The garbage was collected from the West Flood Canal. JP/PJ Leo

    Children play on a pile of garbage consisting mainly of tree trunks, logs and bamboo in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The garbage was collected from the West Flood Canal. JP/PJ Leo

  • Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti (left) and Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi release turtle hatchlings as part of a conservation campaign on Kuta Beach during the Our Ocean Conference in Bali on Sunday, October 28, 2018. JP/Zul Trio Anggono

    Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti (left) and Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi release turtle hatchlings as part of a conservation campaign on Kuta Beach during the Our Ocean Conference in Bali on Sunday, October 28, 2018. JP/Zul Trio Anggono

  • Lippo Group CEO James Riady arrives at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) office in Jakarta on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. James was questioned in connection with the bribery case concerning the Meikarta mega development project in Bekasi, West Java. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

    Lippo Group CEO James Riady arrives at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) office in Jakarta on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. James was questioned in connection with the bribery case concerning the Meikarta mega development project in Bekasi, West Java. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

  • Remains believed to be of a victim of the crashed Lion Air JT 610 are transferred from KRI Banda Aceh to KRI Sikuda in waters off Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The plane, with 189 people on board, crashed in the Java Sea on Monday on its way from Jakarta to Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung Islands. JP/David Caessarre

    Remains believed to be of a victim of the crashed Lion Air JT 610 are transferred from KRI Banda Aceh to KRI Sikuda in waters off Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The plane, with 189 people on board, crashed in the Java Sea on Monday on its way from Jakarta to Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung Islands. JP/David Caessarre