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Old friends, Jakarta
Indonesia

The two men in the image moved to Jakarta from East Java. They worked in the city and sent money home to their families. They return home every year for Ramadan or Eid. Jakarta is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. By the year 2020 the population will be over 30 million people. Every day more people move there from all over the country. Many of them settle into Kampungs.

Copyright: Martin Broomfield
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9260x4630
Taken: 21/07/2011
Uploaded: 19/08/2011
Updated: 10/06/2014
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Tags: ciliwung; river; kampung; slums; people; transient; migration
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