End of semester celebrations in Palembang

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“SMAN 17 Palembang had a celebratory week, Dec. 23-27, with class competitions in dance, music, and sports to mark the end of exams and the first semester. In the event shown above, students in teams of two (all boys in the matches I witnessed) sat on a bamboo pole placed over the campus pond and thwacked each other with pillows and if failing that, grappled until one team fell into the water.”

Anna Cabe | Palembang, South Sumatra

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