Aug. 17, 2012. Indonesian men compete in a palm tree climbing race to mark the 67th anniversary of Indonesia's independence day in Jakarta.

Pictures of the Week: August 17 - August 24

Aug. 17, 2012. Indonesian men compete in a palm tree climbing race to mark the 67th anniversary of Indonesia's independence day in Jakarta.

Traditional game at the Independence's Day, Balap karung.

Traditional game at the Independence's Day, Balap karung.

panjat pinang, a competition played on indonesia independence day

panjat pinang, a competition played on indonesia independence day

A child walked on a pole installation that will be used in a competition as part of Indonesia Independence Day celebrations in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday. (Zulkarnain/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

Photos of the Day: Aug. 16

A child walked on a pole installation that will be used in a competition as part of Indonesia Independence Day celebrations in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday. (Zulkarnain/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

People attempt to climb greased and slippery poles to which prizes and flags are attached, to celebrate Indonesia's Independence Day in Jakarta.

Day in pictures: 17 August 2012

People attempt to climb greased and slippery poles to which prizes and flags are attached, to celebrate Indonesia's Independence Day in Jakarta.

Greased-pole climbers reach for the prizes during Indonesia’s Independence Day celebrations | National Post

Greased-pole climbers reach for the prizes during Indonesia’s Independence Day celebrations | National Post

mignonesia: Happy Independence Day, Indonesia! BAKIAK race

mignonesia: Happy Independence Day, Indonesia! BAKIAK race

BALANCING GAME: A girl carried a marble on a spoon held in her mouth at a community-games event held Sunday in Tangerang, Indonesia, as part of the country’s Independence Day celebrations. (Agung Kuncahya B./Xinhua/Zuma Press)

Photos of the Day: Aug. 26

BALANCING GAME: A girl carried a marble on a spoon held in her mouth at a community-games event held Sunday in Tangerang, Indonesia, as part of the country’s Independence Day celebrations. (Agung Kuncahya B./Xinhua/Zuma Press)

Eat the crackers!: The cracker-eating contest is one of the most popular games during Independence Day celebrations. (Ph...

Eat the crackers!: The cracker-eating contest is one of the most popular games during Independence Day celebrations. (Ph...

Kuda Lumping as a celebration of Indonesia's independence day in a village called Wates, Yogyakarta> my first time watching it with my own eyes! Live!

Kuda Lumping as a celebration of Indonesia's independence day in a village called Wates, Yogyakarta> my first time watching it with my own eyes! Live!

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