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Children, horse cavalry guard welcome Saudi king to Bogor

  • Anton Hermansyah and Haeril Halim

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 1, 2017   /  03:08 pm
Children, horse cavalry guard welcome Saudi king to Bogor Elementary school students wave Indonesian and Saudi Arabian flags to welcome King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at Bogor Palace in West Java on March 1. (Antara/Yulius Satria Wijaya)

Children and a horse cavalry guard are ready to welcome King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to Bogor State Palace.

Around 50,000 children from elementary schools in Bogor are wearing traditional Indonesian and Saudi Arabian attire. The horsemen, dressed in red, are made up of members of the Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres).

They are waiting inside the palace while enthusiastic residents of Bogor mill around the palace from outside the gate.

(Read also: Heavy rain falls as King Salman reaches Bogor Palace)

Interestingly, the reindeers that live freely in the state palace grounds also made an appearance by crossing the fields. The history of the reindeers can be traced back to 1808 when Governor-General Thomas Stamford Raffles brought six reindeers with him from Nepal. (bbn)

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