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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Photos of the Day: Aug. 17, 2014

Indonesians participate in a palm tree climbing competition to reach prizes on top of the logs during the palm tree climbing race to mark the 69th anniversary of Indonesia's independence day in Jakarta, Indonesia, Aug. 17, 2014. Indonesia gained independence from the Netherlands in 1945. In 2005, the Netherlands declared that they had decided to accept Aug. 17, 1945 as Indonesia's independence date.