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In Balinese tradition, ogoh-ogoh is a giant statue standing on a pad built of timber planks and bamboos, of which purpose is the purification of the natural environment of spiritual pollutants. The ogoh-ogohs are usually paraded before the Balinese Hindu New Year (Nyepi). But in this event, the ogoh-ogoh were paraded by the Balinese in Bogor during the ethnic-Chinese celebration of Cap Go Meh, marking the 15th day after the Chinese New Year. This completely exhibits the blending of cultures and religions in the multiethnic Indonesia.

Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, 2013

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