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Friday, June 20, 2014

Photos of the Day: June 20, 2014

A photo made available on June 20, 2014 of Indonesian sex workers hiding their faces behind newspapers at a brothel in city's red light district popularly known as Dolly, in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, June 19, 2014. Sex workers and brothel owners still open their brothel even after Surabaya's Mayor Tri Rismahani has officially closed the red-light district and announced plans to redevelop the historic Dolly quarter, said to be South-East Asia's largest. The city government has promised about 1,200 of the district's sex workers compensation of up to 5 million rupiah (417 dollars) and alternative job training. Critics said closing the district could create new problems, including uncontained prostitution as sex workers are forced to ply their trade on the streets. Prostitution is illegal in Indonesia but red light districts are often tolerated.