Formal apology: Dutch Ambassador to Indonesia Tjeerd de Zwaan (center left) prepares for a group photo with some of the surviving family members of the victims of mass killings committed by the Dutch military between 1945 and 1949; (from left to right) Aisyah, Nuraeni, Ambo Upe, Andi Intang and Nuraeni, after a ceremony in Jakarta on Thursday. The Netherlands formally apologized for the killings that occurred more than six decades ago during Indonesia’s fi ght for independence.
Stolen history: National Museum director Intan Mardiana (left) briefs journalists on Thursday about the recent theft of four gold-plated artifacts from the establishment. Intan said the heist probably happened on Wednesday night.
In the line of fire: Government troopers continue their assault on Muslim rebels on Thursday in Zamboanga city, the southern Philippines. Troops battled rebels on two fronts after about 100 extremists attacked a second city near the southern port where guerrillas have been holding scores of residents hostage in a four-day standoff with government forces
Stacks of containers sit at a cargo terminal in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Thursday. Indonesia’s trade deficit ballooned to US$5.65 billion in the January-July period, higher than the predicted $5 billion, according to Central Statistics Agency (BPS) data.
A woman and a girl walk past a mural painted on the exterior of the Cikini railway station in Central Jakarta on Thursday. The mural campaigns for eradicating domestic violence against women.
Look the other way: Saldi Matta, younger brother of Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) chairman Anis Matta, takes his seat before giving testimony in the trial of Ahmad Fathanah, an aide to former PKS chairman Luthfi Hasan Ishaaq. Luthfi is accused of collaborating with Ahmad to help a beef importing company acquire a higher import quota from the Agriculture Ministry.
Protesters can be seen in the sunglasses of Maria Catarina Sumarsih, mother of Bernardinus Realino Norma Irawan, an Atma Jaya University student who died in the Semanggi I riot in 1998. On Thursday, Maria joined a regularly held kamisan — referring to the Indonesian word for Thursday — a silent protest organized by relatives of victims of human rights abuses and missing persons, to urge the government to resolve human rights cases in the country.
Five boys hold a bamboo pole while performing Bambu Gila, a Maluku traditional dance, at the 2013 Ambon Bay Festival in Ambon, Maluku, on Thursday. The festival runs from Wednesday until Friday to promote Maluku and its provincial capital Ambon as international tourism destinations.
Floating craft: Three people inspect a Cessna 152 trainer aircraft which ditched off Ngenang Island in Bintan waters, Riau Islands, on Thursday. An instructor and a student from the Batam-based Flybest Flight Academy were rescued by local fi shermen.
Reaching the top: World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati (second left) poses for photographs with Jakarta-born American businessman, Sehat Sutardja (left), BNI president director Gatot Suwondo (center), Indonesian Ambassador to the US Dino Patti Djalal (second right) and Surabaya-born businessman in Australia, Iwan Sunito (right) after attending a seminar in Jakarta on Aug. 18.
Okkes Sahin, 16, walks on hot peppers laid out on a road to dry under the sun in Kilis province, Turkey, on Thursday. Farmers sell their peppers to factories producing pepper products after drying them under the sun for a week
Royal pains: Thanawat Martnok poses with his dog at his house in Bangkok, Thailand.
Just for fun: An Egyptian girl poses for a picture on the Qasr el-Nil bridge on the Nile river near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday.
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Catherine M. Russell
All is calm: People walk down a street in old Damascus on Thursday.
Students wearing yellow ribbons sing during a ceremony commemorating the 15th anniversary of the arrest of five Cuban agents in the US at the start of their school day in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday. Rene Gonzalez, one of the five who was freed in 2011, called for people to wear and hang yellow ribbons to press for the release of the four others still in US prisons who were convicted of spying.
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AIA Financial president director Carl Gustini (center) speaks to AIA Financial head of partnership distribution Sridhar Raman (right) as CIMB Niaga consumer banking director Samir Gupta looks on during the launch of insurance product Fortuna X-Tra Protection in Jakarta on Thursday. The product, which is aimed at people aged between 18 and 55 years old, was released in collaboration with PT AIA Financial and CIMB Niaga.
Two models show Xenom notebooks during the product launch in Jakarta on Thursday. Xenom is the fi rst local notebook, which is made for playing games (gaming notebook), with high specifi cations, durability and affordable prices.
Tofu comeback: Workers resume tofu production in a tofu-tempeh production center in Indihiang, Tasikmalaya, West Java, on Thursday. The Association of Tempeh and Tofu Producers Cooperatives (Gakoptindo) said on Thursday that soybean products were back on the market after producers ceased production for three days to protest skyrocketing soybean prices.
Much at stake: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) of the US and Canelo Alvarez of Mexico pose with a WBC super welterweight belt during a news conference at the MGM Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday. They will meet for a WBC/WBA title fi ght on Saturday.
Out of the trap: Tiger Woods hits out of the bunker on the 18th hole during the Pro-Am round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at the Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, on Wednesday
Put ‘em up: Jake Butler (left) of the US and James Kouame of Canada size each other up during a weigh-in in Jakarta on Thursday. They will fi ght in the light heavyweight class as one of the main cards in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fi ghting contest at Istora Senayan on Friday.
Confident: Milos Raonic of Canada smiles during a press conference in Belgrade on Wednesday. Canada will play Serbia in the semifi nal of the Davis Cup tennis tournament starting on Friday
Photos by Chris O’Connor
Sense of taste: Wine consumption in Indonesia has increased by 25 percent a year over the past fi ve years.
Sense of taste: There are three important parts in wine tasting, and they involve the senses—sight, smell and taste.
Ready to be devoured: The tumpeng and a chocolate birthday cake sit on a table before the students of Sekolah Merah Putih during the school’s ninth anniversary celebration.
Yuni Subali: The founder of Sekolah Merah Putih stands with one of her students and holds her piece of the birthday tumpeng.
Jam session: Musikimia vocalist Fadly (left) and bassist Rindra play for the children of Sekolah Merah Putih during the school’s ninth anniversary celebration.
Here she is: Nu Nu Yi, a former Miss Burma
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