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Trip to Toraja 17
Rantepao
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

Toraja people are famous around the world for their death rituals.

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Trip to Toraja 18
Rantepao sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

Oma died almost four years ago. Her body is still in her house. The family considers she is not dead. She is "makula" (a sick person). They are waiting to have money to pay for the buffalos that will be sacrificed during the funeral.

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Trip to Toraja 01
kambira, sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

Oma died almost four years ago. Her body is still in her house. The family considers she is not dead. She is "makula" (a sick person). They are waiting to have money to pay for the buffalos that will be sacrificed during the funeral.

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Trip to Toraja 02
kambira, sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

Oma died almost four years ago. Her body is still in her house. The family considers she is not dead. She is "makula" (a sick person). They are waiting to have money to pay for the buffalos that will be sacrificed during the funeral.

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Trip to Toraja 03
kambira, sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

Oma died almost four years ago. Her body is still in her house. The family considers she is not dead. She is "makula" (a sick person). They are waiting to have money to pay for the buffalos that will be sacrificed during the funeral.

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Trip to Toraja 04
Rantepao
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

During the celebration of the funeral of Mrs Enny Anton, 54 years old, in Rantepao.

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Trip to Toraja 05
Rantepao sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

During the celebration of the funeral of Mrs Enny Anton, 54 years old, in Rantepao.

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Trip to Toraja 06
Rantepao
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

Duning the celebration of the funeral of Mrs Enny Anton, 54 years old, in Rantepao.

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Rantepao sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

During the celebration of the funeral of Mrs Enny Anton, 54 years old, in Rantepao.

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Trip to Toraja 07
Rantepao sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

Most of the Toraja are Christian. During the celebration of the funeral they kill and eat pork and buffalos.

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Trip to Toraja 24
Rantepao sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

Duning the celebration of the funeral of Mrs Enny Anton, 54 years old, in Rantepao.

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Trip to Toraja 21
Rantepao sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

During the celebration of the funeral of Mrs Enny Anton, 54 years old, in Rantepao.. Relatives take 'selfies' in front of the coffin.

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Trip to Toraja 11
Rantepao sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

Duning the celebration of the funeral of Mrs Enny Anton, 54 years old, in Rantepao.

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Trip to Toraja 31
kambira, sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
09 May 2016

Oma died almost 4 years ago. Her body is still at home until the family get the money to celebate the funeral.

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Trip to Toraja 12
Rantepao
By Lola García-Ajofrín
08 May 2016

According to Animist belief, if a child dies before having its first teeth and is buried in a tree, the child would grew up with it.

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Trip to Toraja 25
Rantepao sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
08 May 2016

A couple of days before the funeral of Andan's mother.

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Trip to Toraja 15
Londa sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
08 May 2016

Londa (6km south of Rantepao) is an extensive burial cave at the base of a massive cliff face. The entrance to the cave is guarded by a balcony of 'tau tau'. Inside the cave is a collection of coffins, many of them rotted away, with the bones either scattered or heaped in piles.

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Trip to Toraja 16
Londa sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
08 May 2016

Londa (6km south of Rantepao) is an extensive burial cave at the base of a massive cliff face. The entrance to the cave is guarded by a balcony of 'tau tau'. Inside the cave is a collection of coffins, many of them rotted away, with the bones either scattered or heaped in piles.

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Trip to Toraja 26
Pangala Sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
07 May 2016

Feeding the buffalo a couple of months before the funeral for a mother and son in Pangala.

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Trip to Toraja 27
Pangala Sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
07 May 2016

A father prepairs everything for the funeral of his wife and son that will be celebrated in July 6th. The mom passed away 8 moths ago and the son 2 months ago.

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Trip to Toraja 10
Pangala Sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
07 May 2016

He and his mother will be buried on July, 6th in his town Pangala. He died two months ago. His mother 8 years ago. Their bodies will be in the house until the funeral.

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Trip to Toraja 23
Rantepao
By Lola García-Ajofrín
06 May 2016

Kete Kesu, Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia. About 5km from Rantepao, it is renowned for its woodcarving and traditional tongkonan and rice barns. The roof of the houses look like boats. And all of them placed from North to South .There are several legends about it. One of them says Toraja people came from the North by boat.

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Trip to Toraja 35
pagi sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
06 May 2016

Attending the funeral in Pangi for Petrus who died at 84 years old.

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pagi sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
06 May 2016

Killing 9 buffalos durinf a Toraja funeral for Petrus who died at 84 years old.

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pangli sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
06 May 2016

Killing 9 buffalos during the funeral for Petrus who died at 84 years old.

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Trip to Toraja 29
pangli sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
06 May 2016

Killing 9 buffalos durinf the funeral for Petrus who died at 84 years old.

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Trip to Toraja 30
Rantepao sulawesi
By Lola García-Ajofrín
06 May 2016

A motorbike with a pork that will be kill during a funeral close go Rantepao, Sulawesi.

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Imam, a victim of Sidoarjo Mud Flow
Sidoarjo, Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 Mar 2016

Imam, 31, is the father of a 2 year old daughter, a victim of Sidoarjo Mud Flow, East Java. 10 years ago when it happened he was in the market. He lost his house.

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Sidoarjo, Java
By Lola García-Ajofrín
01 Mar 2016

Artist Dadang Christanto made these statues in Sidoarjo to remember the victims. For 10 years the mud flow has not stopped and now the statues are almost hidden.

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Mad Monks Band Concert
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
22 Dec 2015

Concert Photography - Ska Band "Mad Monks" performs live in Hamburg, Germany.