Thousands of motorists sit stuck in the morning gridlock after a group of protesters blocked one of Jakarta's main roads on February 22, 2010.
A member of the traditional Baduy (or Badui) tribe carries wood from the river to sell at their village in the forest area of the Kendeng mountains on February 7, 2010 in Banten, Indonesia. The traditional community consists of around 5,000-8,000 people spread across a hilly area of just 50 square kilometers. Their religion, known as Agama Sunda Wiwitan, combines elements of Hinduism, Buddhism and traditional beliefs, including various taboos such as not eating food at night, touching money, accepting gold or silver or even cutting their hair.
A teacher comforts a crying pupil at the temporary school in the Bantar Gebang landfill site, one of Jakarta's biggest dump sites, on January 26, 2010 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Children who live and work at the landfill site are schooled by day before going to help their parents scavenge and sell their finds after classes are over. Around 6,000 metric tons of garbage are dumped daily at the landfill site.
Eleven-year-old Nung stands on the mountain of rubbish where she will collect plastic, at the Bantar Gebang landfill site, one of Jakarta's biggest dump sites, on February 7, 2010
Young Ratna studies a map she found amongst the rubbish, while her brother, Basir separates the plastic he has collected at the Bantar Gebang landfill site, on January 26, 2010 in Jakarta,
Workers sleep on the deck of a wooden ship as they travel to Jakarta for work from the Thousand Island district of Indonesia on January 27, 2010. The Thousand Islands district consists of about 105 small islands with around 30,000 inhabitants
Workers attend a production line at a shoe factory in Tangerang on January 27, 2010. The Indonesian trade minister said that the local shoe industry was ready to compete with China as the free trade agreement between Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China took full effect on January 1, 2010.
A man arrested for gambling is struck with a cane six times during a public caning at the compound of a mosque in Aceh Besar on January 29, 2010. The man was arrested for gambling while his three companions escaped. Aceh province has a special autonomy and it has defined itself as apart from the rest of Indonesia by implementing Shariah law and creating a religious police
A labourer works on the top of an iron scaffolding next to a giant advertisement board in Jakarta on February 7, 2010
Sumbanese men carrying wooden spears ride their horses during a ritual war festival called Pasola in Lamboya, West Sumbawa February 6, 2010. During the annual festival, two groups of Sumbanese men ride their horses and fling wooden spears at each other
A child looks from behind her umbrella after a dance ahead of a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Jakarta, February 12, 2010.
Three Indonesian students have their lips sewn together during a protest marking the 100th day since President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's swearing in for his second term, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. Student activists staged the protest demanding Yudhoyono to step down over his failure to lead the country to get out of the economic and political crisis
A fisherman tries to get close to a migrant whale shark from his wooden boat near Bentar beach in Probolinggo of Indonesia's East Java province February 4, 2010
A worker silkscreens T-shirts at the PT Caladi Lima Sembilan garment factory in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010
A boy smiles as he plays soccer in a paddy field in Karawang, in Indonesia's West Java province January 21, 2009
The leg of a patient is chained to a post at the Galuh foundation for people with mental health conditions on February 10, 2010 in Bekasi. Belief in black magic is commonplace in Indonesia, where there is much ignorance over mental health issues, with traditional healers instead consulted for apparent sufferers. 2007 figures suggested that 4.6% of the nation suffered from serious mental disorders in a country whose population now stands at around 230 million, with only around 700 psychiatrists across 48 psychiatric hospitals available to help treat those affected.
A patient named Yoyo is bathed at the Galuh foundation for mental patients in East Bekasi near Jakarta on February 11, 2010 in Bekasi, Indonesia. With limited mental heatlth care available in Indonesia, sufferers usually turn to black magic and are taken to "dukuns" or healers who are believed to have magical powers
A villager stands at a protected forest area to collect grass for his livestock in Mojokerto, East Java province February 11, 2010
Contestants in traditional dresses take part in the Social Cultural Transvestite Queen beauty pageant in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, late Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010. The transvestite beauty pageant was held for the first time in the country's only province that officially adopted Islamic sharia law.
A young boy wades through floods in Jakarta on February 13, 2010. Thousands of residents took refuge after annual floods hit brink areas of the Ciliwung river caused by heavy rains in Bogor and Jakarta.
An activist from the Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) dressed as a "Na'vi" character from James Cameron's movie "Avatar" participates in a protest against replacing forests with palm oil plantations, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010.
A worker carries a sack of rice at a paddy field in Karawang, in Indonesia's West Java province January 21, 2009.
A bronze statue depicting US President Barack Obama as a boy with a butterfly on his finger is kept on a table in a classroom of the Menteng One primary school on February 16, 2010 as it awaits re-installation in the government school compound located in the affluent Menteng district in Jakarta where the young Obama attended in the late 1960's. The statue was removed from a nearby park following opposition by some groups. A portrait of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is seen at top left with Vice President Boediono at top right
Workers process milkfish at a fish farm and hatchery near Pulau Pramuka in the Thousand Islands, north of Jakarta, February 18, 2010. The fish farm, which has a floating hatchery with an area of 3,000 square metres, produces more than 400 kilograms of boneless milkfish a day
A student in pig suit yawns during a parade celebrating the Chinese New Year on a street in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010.
Rescuers carry a dead victim of a landslide at the Dewata village in Pasir Jambu, West Java, on February 24, 2010. Rescuers said that hopes were fading for more than 60 people missing after a landslide struck south of the capital Jakarta, killing at least seven people
Villagers mourn the loss of relatives as the search continues for people buried under a landslide on February 24, 2010 in Dewata, West Java, Indonesia. A heavy rain caused a landslide that destroyed houses, factories and offices at a tea plantation
A villager looks at houses buried by a landslide at Dewata village in Pasir Jambu, West Java, on February 24, 2010