Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hot, hot flame

Today a historical event took place in Indonesia: for the first time ever, the country was a stop in the world relay of the Olympic Torch.

However, thanks to the quite relaxed atmosphere of the upcoming Games, the event was held under tight security. Only 5 000 carefully selected persons (a lot of them children) were invited to attend the ceremony. It took place in the confines of Jakarta's main stadium that's protected by high gates plus a few thousands extra policemen who were making sure all was smooth.

But still, the atmosphere was very much Indonesian style: laid-back.

This is one of the police corps, by the way.

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