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Jakarta Post

'Avengers' assemble at E. Java police post to greet Idul Fitri travelers

  • Asip Hasani

    The Jakarta Post

Blitar   /   Fri, May 31, 2019   /  05:02 pm
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An Iron Man cardboard cut-out welcomes visitors at a police post in Blitar, East Java. (The Jakarta Post /Asip Hasani)

A police security post in Blitar, East Java, has attracted public attention because of its Avengers-themed decoration. The security post, which was established to manage traffic flow during the Idul Fitri exodus, is located along the Kesamben-Blitar highway. Avengers characters such as Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor and Spider-Man adorn the post’s walls. However, these characters have a local flavor as they are depicted wearing traditional Muslim attire instead of their usual superhero costumes. Here, passers-by can see Black Widow wearing a veil, while Iron Man wears a sarong and kopiah (a cap worn by Muslim men). Read also: How 'Avengers: Endgame’ makes science fun through pop culture According to Blitar Traffic Unit head Comm. Adj. Amirul Hakim, the Avengers theme was chosen to make homebound travelers feel comfortable as they relax at...