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Indonesian sulfur miners make offering at volcano to protect against disaster

Indonesian sulfur miners make offering at volcano to protect against disaster

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The ritual is performed by the sulfur miners of Mount Ijen who slaughter a goat and then bury the head in the crater of the volcano in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The sacrifice is performed to ward off potential disasters for the next year. WARNING: Some graphic images are included in this gallery.

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August 2 Photo Brief: Elephant burial, Kofi Annan steps down as UN-Arab League envoy and Day 6 at the Olympics

August 2 Photo Brief: Elephant burial, Kofi Annan steps down as UN-Arab League envoy and Day 6 at the Olympics

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Local villagers of Assam bury an elephant, Russians celebrate Paratroopers Day, Kofi Annan steps down as the U.N.-Arab League mediator in the Syria conflict and more in today’s daily brief.
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