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A woman washes her clothes in a polluted river in Jakarta, Indonesia  on June 5, 2012. Indonesia's Public Works Minister said that Indonesia is the third-lowest ranking country in Southeast Asia in terms of sanitation quality. He also said that 76.3 percent of 53 rivers surveyed in Java, Sumatra, Bali, Sulawesi were contaminated with organic materials and there were 11 rivers that were contaminated with ammonium.  (EPA Photo/Bagus Indahono)

Perspective for when I feel like the loads of wash are daunting.

Museum Gajah. Given by 17-year-old King Chulalangkorn of Siam in 1871, the elephant statue was intended as a symbol of improving diplomatic relations between Siam and the Colonial Dutch who ruled Nusantara.

Given by King Chulalangkorn of Siam in the elephant statue was intended as a symbol of improving diplomatic relations between Siam and the Colonial Dutch who ruled Nusantara.

A craftswoman sew dolls of Jakarta gubernatorial hopefuls Jokowi and Ahok in Solo, Central Java, on Tuesday. The makers say they sell about 5,000 pairs every two weeks. (Antara Photo/Akbar Nugroho Gumay).

A craftswoman sew dolls of Jakarta gubernatorial hopefuls Jokowi and Ahok in Solo, Central Java, on Tuesday. The makers say they sell about pairs every two weeks.

These kids are among the more than 20,000 street children living in Jakarta. This group belongs to one of several slums in the north. (JG Photo).

These kids are among the more than street children living in Jakarta. This group belongs to one of several slums in the north.

Indonesian children react to a monkey during its street performance at a slum area in Jakarta, Aug. 27. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesian children react to a monkey during its street performance at a slum area in Jakarta, Aug.

The Jakarta skyline currently has 75 skyscrapers, up from 40 in 2009. One expert predicts there will be 250 by 2020. (JG Photo/Jurnasyanto Sukarno).

The Jakarta skyline currently has 75 skyscrapers, up from 40 in One expert predicts there will be 250 by (JG Photo/Jurnasyanto Sukarno).

Between his travels around Indonesia’s big cities to spin some tunes, DJ Winky Wiryawan has made a comeback to both television and big screen. (Photo courtesy of DJ Winky).

Between his travels around Indonesia’s big cities to spin some tunes, DJ Winky Wiryawan has made a comeback to both television and big screen. (Photo courtesy of DJ Winky).

A driver of the orange three-wheeled motorized taxis locally known as a "bajaj" gestures to passengers in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 17, 2012. Bajaj are an iconic part of Jakarta but in an attempt to reduce their environmental impact, Jakarta's administrator plans to replace the old orange Bajaj with a new one using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). (EPA Photo/Adi Weda)

A driver of the orange three-wheeled motorized taxis locally known as a "bajaj" gestures to passengers in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 17, 2012. Bajaj are an iconic part of Jakarta but in an attempt to reduce their environmental impact, Jakarta's administrator plans to replace the old orange Bajaj with a new one using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). (EPA Photo/Adi Weda)

Nuraeni, a "3in1" (one car with three passengers) traffic jockey, gestures as she offers her and her son to commuters in Jakarta on February 8, 2012.  Carpooling rules designed to ease Jakarta's notorious traffic jams have turned hitch-hiking into a stable but illegal profession for Indonesia's poor. For a small fee, "jockeys" ride along with commuters to get them from A to B. (AFP Photo/ Bay Ismoyo)

Nuraeni, a "3in1" (one car with three passengers) traffic jockey, gestures as she offers her and her son to commuters in Jakarta on February 8, 2012. Carpooling rules designed to ease Jakarta's notorious traffic jams have turned hitch-hiking into a stable but illegal profession for Indonesia's poor. For a small fee, "jockeys" ride along with commuters to get them from A to B. (AFP Photo/ Bay Ismoyo)

The Cardigans, the Swedish rock band with hits such as 'Lovefool' and 'My Favorite Game,' performed at Tennis Indoor Stadium on August 14, 2012. Lead singer Nina Persson pulled out a melodica during the concert, the band's first in Indonesia. (JG Photo/Yudhi Sukma Wijaya).

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After causing a buzz in Jakarta by offering a free ride to passengers, a Ferrari taxi operator has admitted that the taxi was intended solely for the purpose of shooting a movie. (JG Photo/Safir Makki).

After causing a buzz in Jakarta by offering a free ride to passengers, a Ferrari taxi operator has admitted that the taxi was intended solely for the purpose of shooting a movie.

Finalists of Abang None Jakarta dance the nandak during the contest's finale at Taman Ismail Marzuki in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. (Antara Photo)

Finalists of Abang None Jakarta dance the nandak during the contest's finale at Taman Ismail Marzuki in Central Jakarta on Tuesday.

Tobacco farmers smoke cigarettes during a protest against a bill on stricter tobacco control in Jakarta, Indonesia, on July 3, 2012. Thousands of farmers staged the protest claiming that the bill that would ban cigarette advertising, prohibit smoking in public, and adding graphic images to packaging would lead to massive losses of job that would affect thousands of tobacco farmers and their families in Indonesia, the world's third-largest tobacco consumer. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

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Built in the 1920s, twin cinemas Grand Keramat and Mulia Agung in Central Jakarta are now the city's oldest.

Built in the twin cinemas Grand Keramat and Mulia Agung in Central Jakarta are now the city's oldest.

An Indonesia Community Art performer kept crowds amused at the Kota Tua (Old City) area in North Jakarta, on July 25, 2012. (JG Photo/Tulus David).

An Indonesia Community Art performer kept crowds amused at the Kota Tua (Old City) area in North Jakarta, on July (JG Photo/Tulus David).

“Between the Lines” is an exhibition of dozens of Roos’ drawings and paintings currently on display at Jakarta’s Cemara 6 gallery in Menteng, Central Jakarta.

“Between the Lines” is an exhibition of dozens of Roos’ drawings and paintings currently on display at Jakarta’s Cemara 6 gallery in Menteng, Central Jakarta.

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