Children watch a bodybuilding contest for tile factory workers as part of celebrating Indonesia Independence day at Jatiwangi village in Majalengka, Indonesia West Java province, August 11, 2017. Indonesia Independence day is on August 17, 2017. Reuters Photo/Beawiharta

Bodybuilders

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

AUGUST 14, 2017

Celebrations ahead of Indonesia's Independence Day on Thursday (17/08) usually begin a few days earlier, with events and competitions meant to bring people together. At a tile factory in Jatiwangi village in Majalengka, West Java, on Aug. 11. workers displayed their brawny musculature at a bodybuilding contest.

A worker lifts tiles during a bodybuilding contest for tile factory workers ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in Jatiwangi village in Majalengka, West Java, Aug. 11. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

Members of the audience react as they watch bodybuilders competing at the Jatiwangi tile factory. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

Tile factory workers wait for their turn to perform in the bodybuilding contest. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

Men wait to perform in the bodybuilding contest. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

Children watch their fathers lift weights made of tiles during the  bodybuilding contest for tile factory workers organized at Jatiwangi village in Majalengka, West Java, on Aug. 11. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

A man warms up before performing in the contest. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

Tiles serve as weights for the tile factory workers-bodybuilders in Jatiwangi. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

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