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A Look at Life in Indonesia

A Look at Life in Indonesia
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Villagers walk near their damaged home in an area affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. The highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java spewed thick columns of ash, searing gas and lava down its slopes in a sudden eruption triggered by heavy rains on Saturday. (Photo by Trisnadi/AP Photo)

Villagers walk near their damaged home in an area affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. The highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java spewed thick columns of ash, searing gas and lava down its slopes in a sudden eruption triggered by heavy rains on Saturday. (Photo by Trisnadi/AP Photo)

Villagers and rescuers inspect an area covered with volcanic ashes at Sumber Wuluh village, in Lumajang, on December 5, 2021, in an attempt to find survivors or bodies after the Semeru volcano eruption. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP Photo)

Villagers and rescuers inspect an area covered with volcanic ashes at Sumber Wuluh village, in Lumajang, on December 5, 2021, in an attempt to find survivors or bodies after the Semeru volcano eruption. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP Photo)

Trucks covered by volcanic ash which is spewed out of Mount Semeru are seen in Sumber Wuluh Village, Lumajang, East Java province, Indonesia on December 5, 2021. (Photo by Zabur Karuru/Antara Foto via Reuters)

Trucks covered by volcanic ash which is spewed out of Mount Semeru are seen in Sumber Wuluh Village, Lumajang, East Java province, Indonesia on December 5, 2021. (Photo by Zabur Karuru/Antara Foto via Reuters)

Video image released by Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) shows Mount Semeru spewing volcanic materials in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, December 4, 2021. Semeru volcano in Indonesia's East Java province erupted on Saturday. (Photo by Xinhua News Agency/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Video image released by Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) shows Mount Semeru spewing volcanic materials in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, December 4, 2021. Semeru volcano in Indonesia’s East Java province erupted on Saturday. (Photo by Xinhua News Agency/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Villagers walk next to houses covered in volcanic ash at Sumber Wuluh village in Lumajang on December 5, 2021, after the Semeru volcano eruption that killed at least 13 people. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP Photo)

Villagers walk next to houses covered in volcanic ash at Sumber Wuluh village in Lumajang on December 5, 2021, after the Semeru volcano eruption that killed at least 13 people. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP Photo)

A villager inspects a dead livestock next to residential areas buried by volcanic ashes at Sumber Wuluh village, in Lumajang, on December 5, 2021, after the Semeru volcano eruption. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP Photo)

A villager inspects a dead livestock next to residential areas buried by volcanic ashes at Sumber Wuluh village, in Lumajang, on December 5, 2021, after the Semeru volcano eruption. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP Photo)

People inspect their village burried with volcanic ash from the Mount Semeru eruption at Sumber Wuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, 05 December 2021. The volcano erupted on 04 December leaving a number of people killed and missing. (Photo by Ammar/EPA/EFE)

People inspect their village burried with volcanic ash from the Mount Semeru eruption at Sumber Wuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, 05 December 2021. The volcano erupted on 04 December leaving a number of people killed and missing. (Photo by Ammar/EPA/EFE)

A villager checks on a car covered by volcanic ash from the Mount Semeru eruption at Sumber Wuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, 05 December 2021. (Photo by Ammar/EPA/EFE)

A villager checks on a car covered by volcanic ash from the Mount Semeru eruption at Sumber Wuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, 05 December 2021. (Photo by Ammar/EPA/EFE)

Villagers carry their belongings near a truck burried under volcanic ash from the Mount Semeru eruption at Sumber Wuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, 05 December 2021. (Photo by Ammar/EPA/EFE)

Villagers carry their belongings near a truck burried under volcanic ash from the Mount Semeru eruption at Sumber Wuluh village in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, 05 December 2021. (Photo by Ammar/EPA/EFE)

The ash from the eruption of Mount Semeru are seen in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. The death toll from eruption of the highest volcano on Indonesia's most densely populated island of Java has risen with scores still missing, officials said Sunday as rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search. (Photo by Trisnadi/AP Photo)

The ash from the eruption of Mount Semeru are seen in Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. The death toll from eruption of the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java has risen with scores still missing, officials said Sunday as rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search. (Photo by Trisnadi/AP Photo)

A rescuer holds a woman who fell down in a faint, after seeing her house destroyed by the eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. (Photo by Trisnadi/AP Photo)

A rescuer holds a woman who fell down in a faint, after seeing her house destroyed by the eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. (Photo by Trisnadi/AP Photo)

Villagers look at the broken bridge destroyed by the lava flow by the eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. (Photo by Hendra Permana/AP Photo)

Villagers look at the broken bridge destroyed by the lava flow by the eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. (Photo by Hendra Permana/AP Photo)

A model performs with knitting umbrella during the Indonesia Umbrella Festival 2021 at Balekambang Park on December 04, 2021 in Solo City, Indonesia. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

A model performs with knitting umbrella during the Indonesia Umbrella Festival 2021 at Balekambang Park on December 04, 2021 in Solo City, Indonesia. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

A man carries a television as he evacuates to a safer place following the eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Monday, December 6, 2021. The highest volcano on Java island spewed thick columns of ash into the sky in a sudden eruption Saturday triggered by heavy rains. Villages and nearby towns were blanketed and several hamlets buried under tons of mud from volcanic debris. (Photo by Trisnadi/AP Photo)

A man carries a television as he evacuates to a safer place following the eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Monday, December 6, 2021. The highest volcano on Java island spewed thick columns of ash into the sky in a sudden eruption Saturday triggered by heavy rains. Villages and nearby towns were blanketed and several hamlets buried under tons of mud from volcanic debris. (Photo by Trisnadi/AP Photo)

Locals transport a mattress on a motorcycle as Mount Semeru volcano continues to spew ash and smoke in the background following an eruption, in Gunung Sawur, Candipuro, Indonesia on December 7, 2021. (Photo by Willy Kurniawan/Reuters)

Locals transport a mattress on a motorcycle as Mount Semeru volcano continues to spew ash and smoke in the background following an eruption, in Gunung Sawur, Candipuro, Indonesia on December 7, 2021. (Photo by Willy Kurniawan/Reuters)

In this photo released by the Indonesian Presidential Palace, Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects an area covered in ash from the eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Widodo visited areas devastated by the powerful volcanic eruption that killed a number of people and left thousands homeless, and vowed that communities would be quickly rebuilt. (Photo by Indonesian Presidential Palace via AP Photo)

In this photo released by the Indonesian Presidential Palace, Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects an area covered in ash from the eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Widodo visited areas devastated by the powerful volcanic eruption that killed a number of people and left thousands homeless, and vowed that communities would be quickly rebuilt. (Photo by Indonesian Presidential Palace via AP Photo)

A man carries his belongings on a motorbike through furniture waiting outside homes for evacuation at a village affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru, in Supiturang village, Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Indonesia's president on Tuesday visited areas devastated by a powerful volcanic eruption that killed a number of people and left thousands homeless, and vowed that communities would be quickly rebuilt. (Photo by Hendra Permana/AP Photo)

A man carries his belongings on a motorbike through furniture waiting outside homes for evacuation at a village affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru, in Supiturang village, Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Indonesia’s president on Tuesday visited areas devastated by a powerful volcanic eruption that killed a number of people and left thousands homeless, and vowed that communities would be quickly rebuilt. (Photo by Hendra Permana/AP Photo)

Soldiers search for the victims in a location where a house is buried beneath volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Semeru in Candi Pure village, Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. (Photo by Trisnadi/AP Photo)

Soldiers search for the victims in a location where a house is buried beneath volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Semeru in Candi Pure village, Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. (Photo by Trisnadi/AP Photo)

Rescuers and villagers carry a body bag containing the remains of a victim in the eruption of Mount Semeru, in Candi Puro village, Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. (Photo by Rokhmad/AP Photo)

Rescuers and villagers carry a body bag containing the remains of a victim in the eruption of Mount Semeru, in Candi Puro village, Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. (Photo by Rokhmad/AP Photo)

Mount Semeru releases volcanic materials during an eruption as seen from Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. The highest volcano on Java island spewed thick columns of ash into the sky in a sudden eruption Saturday triggered by heavy rains. Villages and nearby towns were blanketed by tons of volcanic debris. (Photo by Hendra Permana/AP Photo)

Mount Semeru releases volcanic materials during an eruption as seen from Lumajang district, East Java province, Indonesia, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. The highest volcano on Java island spewed thick columns of ash into the sky in a sudden eruption Saturday triggered by heavy rains. Villages and nearby towns were blanketed by tons of volcanic debris. (Photo by Hendra Permana/AP Photo)

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