Indonesian Red Cross personnel wearing protective gear march to disinfect the Sarinah department store in Central Jakarta on March 18, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

2020 in Photos: One of Most Memorable Years

BY :YUDHA BASKORO, ANTARA PHOTO

DECEMBER 29, 2020

Jakarta. Indonesia has survived major crises since the Dutch colonial era, from the 1965 coup attempt by the communists to the 199-98 financial crisis that led to the downfall of longest-serving President Soeharto.  But the pandemic-smeared 2020 will go down as one of the most devastating crises in the nation's modern history.

Looking back last year, people welcomed 2020 with optimism. Heavy rain did not stop hundreds of Jakartans from gathering at the Hotel Indonesia Circle on the New Year eve. The next day, people continued with their normal lives despite the flood hitting a large part of the capital.

But there were signs that an imminent global pandemic would drastically change people’s way of life and it all started on March 2 when the government announced first confirmed cases of coronavirus. Since then, Jakarta has been the hardest hit by the virus.

Each photo published in the Jakarta Globe for the past 12 months has been trying to capture the kaleidoscope of ordinary life in Jakarta, the country’s biggets city and the epicenter of the outbreak.

As a photojournalist, I also had to endure a difficult year in which I had to go out and take pictures, while assuming that everyone could become an asymptomatic carrier of coronavirus, including myself. 

I had to conquer my own fear and take risk to capture key moments amid an ongoing pandemic that infects and kills many people in Jakarta every day.

I equip myself with all necessary protective gears from head to toe. October was the toughest period in my job because there were massive rallies against the newly-adopted Job Creation Law with people ignoring the social distancing rule.

Also in that month I got a chance to visit Bali -- Indonesia's most famous tourist attraction -- that bears the brunt of the economic impact of the pandemic. Bali depends largely on the tourism sector, which makes up around 80 percent of its revenues. The global shutdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic have wiped out its income almost all year long.
 

January

Jakarta resident wearing rain coat and umbrella enjoying car free day night during 2020 New Year Eve celebration at Hotel Indonesia Roundabout, in Central Jakarta on December 31, 2019. (Antara Photo/Aditya Pradana Putra)
Jakarta residents brave the rain to celebrate New Year at the Hotel Indonesia Cricle in Central Jakarta on Dec. 31, 2019. (Antara Photo/Aditya Pradana Putra)
A resident of Kampung Baru in Kembangan, West Jakarta, comforts his child as water surrounds their house on January 3, 2020. The death toll from the New Year
​​​​A resident in Kampung Baru, Kembangan, West Jakarta, comforts his child as water surrounds their house on Jan. 3, 2020.  The New Year's flooding has claimed 66 lives according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). .(Antara Photo/Muhammad Adimaja)
President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo on Tuesday met with victims of last week
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo visits Harkat Raya village in Sukajaya district, Bogor, West Java after the village was hit by landslide and flash flood on Jan. 7, 2020. (Antara Photo/Yulius Satria Wijaya)
The Minions celebrate their victory. Indonesian men
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo win the Indonesia Masters 2020 title in men's doubeles category on January 19, 2020 after beating compatriots Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan at Istora Senayan in Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A message from the Algerian Ambassador in the condolence book. The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on January 7, 2020. The embassy opened a condolence book for Jakartans to express their grief for the death of General Qassem Suleimani, Iran
A message from the Algerian Ambassador in the condolence book at the Iranian Embassy in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Jan. 7, 2020. The embassy opened a condolence book for Jakartans to express their grief for the death of General Qassem Suleimani, who was killed in an airstrike ordered by Donald Trump in Baghdad. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health inspector points a temperature gun to a passenger at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on January 28, 2020. All arriving passengers now have their body temperature checked twice before they leave the airport. They are handed a yellow report card that they have to fill in and could later use to get treatment at hospitals if they contract a fever.  The coronavirus has now spread from China to Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the United States, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France, Australia, Canada, Germany, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. More than 4,500 people are confirmed to have been infected by the virus that causes pneumonia-like symptoms and has already claimed 107 lives. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health inspector points a temperature gun at a passenger at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Jan. 28, 2020, as Indonesia begins to raise alert over coronavirus. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

February

 

Medical staffs spray disinfectant at Indonesian passengers arriving from the Chinese city of Wuhan at the Hang Nadim Airport on Batam Island. The plane carrying the evacuees lands on the island on February 2, 2020. (Antara Photo)
Medical workers spray disinfectant at Indonesian passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, at the Hang Nadim Airport on Batam Island. The plane carrying the evacuees lands on the island on Feb. 2, 2020. (Antara Photo)
A Jakarta Light Rail Transit train passes over a flooded Jalan Boulevard Raya in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta on February 23, 2020. Several hours of heavy rains on Sunday morning turned parts of Jakarta into muddy pools water for the second time this year after a major flood on New Year
A Jakarta Light Rail Transit Train passes over the flooded Jalan Boulevard Raya in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta on Feb. 23, 2020. Hours of heavy rain on Sunday morning has turned parts of Jakarta into muddy pools for the second time this year after the New Year's flood. (Antara Photo/Sigid Kurniawan)
Browny rides piggyback on Susanto
Susanto gives a piggyback ride for his dog, Browny, as they leave their temporary shelter in Karet Sawah, Setiabudi, South Jakarta hit by a flood on Feb. 25, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo reopened the newly renovated Islamic Junior High School No. 3 in Pekanbaru, Riau, on February 21, 2020. The government is currently in the process of renovating 127 schools, two madrasahs (Islamic school) and one state university in Riau at a cost of Rp 355.5 billion ($26 million). (Antara Photo/Sigid Kurniawan)
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo reopens the newly renovated Islamic Junior High School in Pekanbaru, Riau, on February 21, 2020. The government has rolled out Rp 355.5 billion (around $25 million) reconstruction fund for 129 schools and a state university in Riau. (Antara Photo/Sigid Kurniawan)

 

March

Achmad Yurianto, the spokesperson for Indonesia
National Covid-19 Task Force spokesperson Achmad Yurianto makes his appearance in delivering update on coronavirus outbreak on March 6, 2020, four days after the country confirmed its first cases.(Antara Photo/Hafidz Mubarak A.)
Airport Health Authorities officers disinfect a Lion Air Boeing 737-800 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. on March 17, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Airport Health Authority  workers disinfect a Lion Air's Boeing 737-800 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. on March 17, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Passengers are separated one seat away between them inside the Jakarta MRT train on Friday under the social distancing policy amid the Covid-19 outbreak on March 21, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Passengers maintain a safe distance by sitting a seat away from others inside the Jakarta MRT train on March 20, 2020. President Jokowi has called on citizens to strictly observe physical distancing and stay at home. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, realizing that the city has become a breeding ground of the virus, makes a more specific call for employers to implement work-from-home policies. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Passengers are separated one seat away between them inside the Jakarta MRT train on March 20, 2020. Under the social distancing policy amid the Covid-19 outbreak. President Joko Widodo has called on citizens to strictly observe social distancing and stay at home. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, realizing that the city has now become a breeding ground of the virus, made a more specific call for employers to implement work-from-home policies. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Funeral workers wearing protective gear lower the plastic-wrapped coffin of a Covid-19 victim at a Jakarta public cemetery on March 26, 2020. The Jakarta government has issued its standard funeral procedures to bury Covid-19 victims or deceased patients with suspected coronavirus. According to the procedures, funeral workers and moruners must wear protective gear including N95 masks, disposable safety coveralls and gloves.(JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

April

A man leaves Tambora on his scooter at Tambora, West Jakarta on April 1, 2020. Residents of Tambora, a subdistrict of West Jakarta with the highest population density in the capital, have enforced their own local lockdown to prevent the coronavirus from infecting their community.  (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man leaves Tambora, West Jakarta, on his scooter on April 1, 2020. Residents of Tambora, the most-densely populated subdistrict in Jakarta, have enforced their own local lockdown to prevent the coronavirus from infecting their community. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Health worker wipes moisture from a colleague
A health worker wipes the moisture off a colleague's goggle at a drive-thru Covid-19 testing site in Bogor, West Java, on April 7, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A muslim cleric tries to get an early view the moon up on the roof of the Al Musariin mosque in West Jakarta before the first day of Ramadan on April 23, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A Muslim cleric observes the sighting of a crescent moon on the top of the roof of Al Musariin Mosque in West Jakarta before the first day of Ramadan on April 23, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Health workers take a blood sample from a child through the window of a car during a drive-through rapid testing for coronavirus outside Lippo Mall Puri in West Jakarta on April 18, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker takes a blood sample from a child at a drive-thru Covid-19 testing site outside Lippo Mall Puri in West Jakarta on April 18, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A nurse holds a newborn baby wearing a mini face shield at Tambak Children
A nurse holds a newborn baby wearing a mini face shield at Tambak Children's Hospital in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on April 15, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman prays next to a grave at the Pondok Ranggon public cemetery in East Jakarta - one of two public cemeteries designated for coronavirus victims in the capital - on April 22, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman prays next to a grave at the Pondok Ranggon public cemetery in East Jakarta, one of two public cemeteries designated for Covid-19 victims in the capital, on April 22, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A family prays next to a recently filled grave at Pondok Ranggon. on April 22, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A family prays next to a new grave at Pondok Ranggon. on April 22, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

May

 

A Sphynx cat licks his lips after being given some food. on May 15, 2020. Kopi Cat Cafe by Groovy in Kemang, South Jakarta, still has 20 cats living on the premise since it was closed down temporarily when the capital began its large-scale social restriction  (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A Sphynx cat licks its lips after being fed on May 15, 2020. Kopi Cat Cafe by Groovy in Kemang, South Jakarta, still has 20 cats living on the premise since it was closed down temporarily when the capital began its large-scale social restriction. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A cosplayer poses behind a bamboo bush on May 29, 2020. .According to Semiarto Purwanto, an anthropologist from the University of Indonesia, during the pandemic the hikikomori phenomenon is seen on the wibu
A cosplayer poses behind a bamboo bush on May 29, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A training center in Tangerang, one of Jakarta
Covid-19 patients are exercising on the balconies of a makeshift quarantine facility in Tangerang, west of Jakarta, on May 26, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A large mirror in her living room allows Asya to check her movement and placement. Nineteen-year-old Soraya Nathasya Dwinandry is a ballet dancer and teacher from Namarina Dance Academy. The ballet school, the oldest in Jakarta, is closed during the pandemic, but Miss Asya, as she is known by her pupils, continues to teach her classes via the teleconference app Zoom from her home in Cinere, Depok, just south of Jakarta on May 6, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Soraya Nathasya Dwinandry, 19, a ballet dancer and teacher from Namarina Dance Academy, checks her movements using a large mirror at her home  on May 6, 2020. The ballet school, the oldest in Jakarta, is closed during the pandemic, but she continues teaching  using teleconference app Zoom from her home in Cinere, Depok,. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
AEON security officers carry a bullhorn they use to warn visitors who don
A security officer carries a bullhorn to instruct visitors to socially distance themselves at the AEON supermarket in Tangerang, Banten, on May 26, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A buggy horse takes shelter under a highway bridge in Sungai Bambu, North Jakarta, on May 11, 2020. Horse-drawn buggies that used to carry tourists around the National Monument in Central Jakarta have been banned since three months ago as the city went into semi-lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus. It turns out many of them, along with the buggies and even their owners, have been taking shelter under a highway bridge near Sungai Bambu in North Jakarta.(JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A buggy horse takes shelter under a highway bridge in Sungai Bambu, North Jakarta, on May 11, 2020. Horse-drawn buggies that used to carry  tourists around the National Monument in Central Jakarta have been banned as the city imposes social restrictions during the Covid-19 outbreak. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An officer checks a resident
A soldier checks body temperature of a residenton May 4, 2020. The West Jakarta District Military Command (Kodim) distributed rice to poor families around the area. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

June

 

Drive-in diners watch a movie at a parking lot in the Meikarta integrated residential complex in Cikarang, West Java, on June 3, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Drive-in diners watch a movie at a parking lot in the Meikarta integrated residential complex in Cikarang, West Java, on June 3, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker takes a swab from a man during a Covid-19 test at the Pluis traditional market in West Jakarta on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker takes a man's nasal swab sample to test for Covid-19 at the Pluis traditional market in West Jakarta on June 9, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man walks through a disinfection chamber in front of the mall in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man walks through a disinfection chamber in front of the Senayan City Mall in Central Jakarta on June 9, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Jakarta
Jakarta's popular beauty clinics have started to reopen since the provincial government relaxed the social restriction to enter a "new normal" transition period on June 23, 2020. An acrylic box protects customers from droplets. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The An Nuqthah pesantren, or Islamic boarding school, in Tangerang, Banten, welcomed back its students on Thursday after an absence of four months on June 18, 2020. Physical distancing during a congregational prayer at the pesantren
The An Nuqthah pesantren, or Islamic boarding school, in Tangerang, Banten, welcomes back its students after an absence of four months on June 18, 2020. They maintain a safe physical distance during a congregational prayer at the pesantren. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

July

 

A man throws a bucket of water on a burning building during a fire in Manggarai, South Jakarta on July 7, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man throws a bucket of water on a burning building during a fire in Manggarai, South Jakarta on July 7, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Graft fugitive Djoko Tjandra, center, is escorted by police officers upon arrival at the Halim Perdanakusumah Airport in East Jakarta after a flight from Kuala Lumpur on July 30, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
Graft fugitive Djoko Tjandra, center, is escorted by police officers upon arrival at the Halim Perdanakusumah Airport in East Jakarta after a flight from Kuala Lumpur on July 30, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
Refugees stage a rally in front of UNHCR office in Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta on July 14, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Refugees stage a rally in front of UNHCR office in Kebon Sirih, Central Jakarta on July 14, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Disabled couple Anwar Rahman and Teguh Budi Warni tied the knot amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The wedding took place at the Religious Affairs Office in Cilandak, South Jakarta, on July 1, 2020. Anwar and Warni pose for photos in front of the Religious Affairs Department office. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Disabled couple Anwar Rahman and Teguh Budi Warni tie the knot amid the Covid-19 pandemic at the Religious Affairs Office in Cilandak, South Jakarta, on July 1, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nightlife industry workers hold a rally in front of City Hall in Central Jakarta on July 21, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nightlife industry workers hold a rally in front of the City Hall in Central Jakarta on July 21, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

August

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) led the 75th Independence Day ceremony in the State Palace, Jakarta, on August 17, 2020. (Presidential Photographer/Agus Suparto)
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo leads the 75th Independence Day ceremony in the State Palace, Jakarta, on Aug. 17, 2020. (Presidential Photographer/Agus Suparto)
Firefighters use a skylift crane to contain the flames in a building at the Attorney General
Firefighters use a skylift crane to contain the flames in a building at the Attorney General's Office compound and prevent them from spreading into the other side of the building in Jalan Panglima Polim, South Jakarta on Aug. 22, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
Two 'Koang' kites, which typically have two parts of fabric and long tails, fly over Menteng Atas, South Jakarta on August 27, 2020. The peak of dry season between July and August provides a perfect time for kite fliers, old and young, to easily release their kites to the clear sky of Jakarta thanks to the strong wind. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two 'Koang' kites, which typically have two parts of fabric and long tails, fly over Menteng Atas, South Jakarta on August 27, 2020. The peak of the dry season between July and August provides a perfect time for kite fliers, old and young, to release their kites into Jakarta's clear skies thanks to the strong wind. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A Papuan activist delivers a speech as policemen stand guard in the background outside the US Embassy building in Central Jakarta. ctivists from the Indonesian People
A Papuan activist delivers a speech as policemen stand guard in the background outside the US Embassy building in Central Jakarta. Activists from the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) and the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) holds a rally on August 15, 2020 against the 1962 New York Agreement, which allowed the transfer of rule over West Papua from the Netherlands to temporary administration by the United Nations, before it was handed over to Indonesia in the same year. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Children play on the carcass of a stranded whale shark in Kencong subdistrict, Jember, East Java, on August 30, 2020. (Antara Photo/Seno)
Children play on the carcass of a stranded whale shark in Kencong subdistrict, Jember, East Java, on Aug. 30, 2020. (Antara Photo/Seno)

 

September

 

Students follow class from a community center building in Johar Baru, Central Jakarta, which provides free internet on Sept, 3. 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Students attend class from a community center for free internet access in Johar Baru, Central Jakarta, on Sep. 3, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man is ordered to lay in a coffin as punishment for not wearing a mask in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta on Sept. 3, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
A man is made to lie inside a coffin for not wearing a mask in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta on Sep., 3, 2020. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
Aerial photo of the athletes
Aerial photo of the athletes' village in Central Jakarta taken on Sep. 11, 2020. Several buildings in the complex have been transformed into makeshift hospitals for Covid-19 patients. (Beritasatu Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)
A hotel staff dressed in a protective suit ready to get back to work. The Green Hotel in Bekasi, for instance, was directly appointed by the local government and the Bekasi City Covid-19 task force to convert all ninety of its rooms into a self-isolation facility on September 24, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A hotel staff in a protective suit ready to get back to work at the Green Hotel in Bekasi, Sep. 24, 2020. The local government and task force has appointed Green Hotel to convert all ninety of its rooms into a self-isolation facility. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A LIPI researcher uses pipette to drop synthetic gen of coronavirus to get reaction of the diagnostic mixture called Qirani-19 on September 1, 2020 (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A LIPI researcher uses a pipette to a drop synthetic gen of coronavirus to get a reaction of the diagnostic mixture called Qirani-19 on Sep. 1, 2020 (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

October

An inflatable pink flamingo pool float is rested on the pool near Melasti Beach in Bali on October 20, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An inflatable pink flamingo pool float rests by the pool near Melasti Beach in Bali on Oct. 20, 2020.  Bali is among the hardest hit by the economic impact of Covid-19, which has put global travels to a halt since March. ​​Indonesia’s most popular tourism destination, globally famous for its preserved culture and home to beautiful beaches and ancient temples amid a myriad of hype night clubs, is ranked in the bottom of 34 provinces after its economy shrank by 10.8 percent in the second quarter. Eighty percent of Bali's economy relies on tourism. Most of their labor force are also in the sector. This makes the pandemic's impact far worse in the Island of Gods in comparison to other regions in the archipelago. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A safety guard stands in the middle of empty amphitheatre inside Luhur Uluwatu Temple on October 20, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A safety guard stands in the middle of an empty amphitheatre inside Luhur Uluwatu Temple on Oct. 20, 2020. Bali's well-known tourism destinations like Pura Luhur Uluwatu and Tanjong Benoa water sports have also experienced a significant decrease in the number of visitors. The colossal Kecak dance which usually involves around 60-100 dancers and earns up to Rp 6 billion per month at Pura Luhur Uluwatu cannot be performed anymore due to a lack of audience. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Empty beach beds are seen at Tanjong Benoa, Bali on Oct. 20, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Empty beach beds are seen at Tanjong Benoa, Bali on Oct. 20, 2020. Water sport activities in Tanjong Benoa have been suspended due to regulations on the use of scuba diving and snorkeling equipment because they are related to respiratory tract. For now, water sport equipment shops cannot rent their equipment. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Made Suka Arjana, 45, a pecalang in Melasti Beach, stands on guard to ensure that visitors observe the health protocols on October 19, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Made Suka Arjana, 45, a pecalang or a traditional village guard in Melasti Beach, stands on guard to ensure that visitors observe the health protocols on Oct. 19, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Local tourists enjoy seaside views at Melasti Beach in Ungasan Bali when the sea water recedes on Oct. 19, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Local tourists enjoy seaside views at Melasti Beach in Ungasan Bali when the sea water recedes on Oct. 19, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A rioter fights a policeman as a riot breaks out in Palmerah, West Jakarta on October 7, 2020. A riot has broken out in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta, on Wednesday, following a series of nationwide protests against the House of Representatives
A rioter fights a policeman as a riot breaks out in Palmerah, West Jakarta on Oct. 7, 2020. A riot has broken out in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta, on Wednesday, following a series of nationwide protests against the House of Representatives' decision to pass the Job Creation Law. An angry mob damages a police detention car after carrying out a cat-and-mouse action with the police. Police personnel fire tear gas while the mob shower them with stones. The riot causes the traffic along Jalan Pejompongan Raya to stop. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A police officer shots tear gas canister during a riot near Arjuna Wijaya Statue in Central Jakarta on October 13, 2020. A protest against Job Creation Law held by several Islamist hardline organizations in National Monument Complex has turned into a riot near the Arjuna Wijaya Statue roundabout in Central Jakarta. The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and the 212 Alumni Brotherhood (PA 212) started the protests peacefully at noon, and the protesters had told the police that they would disband at 04:00 p.m. But, as the protesters dispersed,  a group of teenagers ran towards the police barricade and showered the police with wood, bamboo, bricks, and bottles. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A police officer shoots a tear gas canister during a riot near Arjuna Wijaya Statue in Central Jakarta on Oct. 13, 2020. A protest against the Job Creation Law held by several Islamist hardline organizations in National Monument Complex has turned into a riot near the Arjuna Wijaya Statue roundabout in Central Jakarta. The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and the 212 Alumni Brotherhood (PA 212) start the protests peacefully at noon, and the protesters have told the police that they would disband at 04:00 p.m. But, as the protesters disperse, a group of teenagers run towards the police barricade and shower the police with wood, bamboo, bricks, and bottles. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask carries a placard during a riot near Arjuna Wijaya Statue, also affectionally known as the Horse Statue, in Central Jakarta on October 13, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask carries a placard during a riot near Arjuna Wijaya Statue, also affectionally known as the Horse Statue, in Central Jakarta on Oct. 13, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester washes his face during a riot in Harmoni, Central Jakarta, on October 8, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester washes his face during a riot in Harmoni, Central Jakarta, on Oct. 8, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Hundreds of students defied the rain on Friday as they conducted a peace protest against the recently-adopted job creation law, demanding that the law be abolished.

Claiming to represent the National Association of University Students
Hundreds of students ignore the rain on Friday as they carry on with their peace protest against the recently-adopted Job Creation Law, demanding for the law be abolished. Claiming to represent the National Association of University Students' Executive Board (BEM), the protesters gather in front of Arjuna Wiwaha statue in Central Jakarta to voice out their demand amid heavy presence of riot police on Oct. 16, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

November

 

Islamic Defender Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Syihab addresses his supporters upon arrival at the Soekarno Hata Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Nov. 10, 2020, after a flight from Saudi Arabia. (Antara Photo/Muhammad Iqbal)
Islamic Defender Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Syihab addresses his supporters upon arrival at the Soekarno Hata Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Nov. 10, 2020, after a flight from Saudi Arabia. (Antara Photo/Muhammad Iqbal)
Protesters stand on a poster with a caricature of French President Emmanuel Macron in front of the Embassy of France building in Central Jakarta on November 2, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters stand on a poster with a caricature of French President Emmanuel Macron in front of the Embassy of France building in Central Jakarta on Nov. 2, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Islamists gather in front of the French Embassy building in Central Jakarta on Monday, calling for a nationwide boycott of French goods and services on November 2, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Islamists gather in front of the French Embassy in Jakarta to call for a nationwide boycott of French goods and services on November 2, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman opens the door next to Affandi
A woman opens the door next to Affandi's grayscale image during an exhibition of Affandi's paintings at the National Galery building in Central Jakarta on Nov. 6, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters wear a big red flag during a theatrical performance in front of Jakarta City Hall on Friday. Environmental activists, students, and children joined the 'Asia Climate Rally' in front of the Jakarta City Hall on November 29, 2020 to raise awareness about climate change and voice demands to the government to step up its efforts in mitigating the crisis.  (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters wear a big red flag during a theatrical performance in front of Jakarta City Hall on Friday. Environmental activists, students, and children join the 'Asia Climate Rally' in front of the Jakarta City Hall on Nov. 29, 2020 to raise awareness about climate change and voice out their demands to the government to step up its efforts in mitigating the crisis. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A child wearing a mask play inside the Arjuna temple complex at the Dieng plateau area in Banjarnegara, Central Java, on November 19, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A child wearing a mask play inside the Arjuna temple complex at the Dieng plateau area in Banjarnegara, Central Java, on Nov. 19, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Menteri Kelautan dan Perikanan Edhy Prabowo berada di dalam mobil tahanan usai menjalani pemeriksaan terkait kasus dugaan korupsi ekspor benih lobster di Gedung KPK, Jakarta, Kamis (26/11/2020) dini hari. KPK menetapkan tujuh tersangka dalam kasus dugaan korupsi tersebut, salah satunya yakni Menteri Kelautan dan Perikanan Edhy Prabowo.  ANTARA FOTO/Aditya Pradana Putra/pras.
Former Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo sits inside KPK detainee car on Nov. 26, 2020. The minister and his wife have used part of bribe money to buy a Rolex watch and luxury handbags during their trip to Hawaii, according to new details that emerged during a press conference by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). The couple were arrested just after midnight on Wednesday along with 15 other people who were taken into custody in separate operations. The commission alleged that Edhy and his colleagues have accepted at least Rp 9.8 billion ($693,000) in bribe from exporters who took advantages from his decision to lift the ban on lobster larvae export. (Antara Photo/Aditya Pradana Putra)

 

December

 

Juliari walks at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building on December 7, 2020, wearing mask and the trademark orange vest worn by KPK detainees with several KPK officers accompanying him. Social Affairs Minister Juliari Peter Batubara has turned himself in on Sunday after the anti-corruption agency named him as a suspect in a graft case related to the government
Former Social Affairs Minister Juliari Peter Batubara walks at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building on Dec. 7, 2020, wearing mask and the trademark orange vest worn by KPK detainees with several KPK officers accompanying him. Juliari has turned himself in after the anti-corruption agency named him as a suspect in a graft case related to the government's Covid-19 social aid program. The Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) politician became the second minister in President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to be arrested for corruption in the past two weeks after Edhy Prabowo, another politician from the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), who allegedly received bribes for lobster seed export permits. (Antara Photo/Galih Pradipta)
President Joko Widodo, fourth left, introduces six new ministers at the State Palace, Central Jakarta, on December 22, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of the State Secretariat)
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, fourth left, introduces six new ministers at the State Palace, Central Jakarta, on Dec. 22, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of the State Secretariat)
A cat dresses up as a pandemic-time nurse costume, complete with a face shield and a syringe in Bogor, West Java on December 6, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A cat dresses up as a pandemic-time nurse costume, complete with a face shield and a syringe in Bogor, West Java on Dec. 6, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Animal rescue staff ride a rubber boat to cross the Pemerihan River in Lampung on Dec 8. The West Java Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Jawa Barat) and the Balai Besar Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (TNBBS) have released two Asian golden cats (Catopuma temminckii) back into the wild in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park conservation forest in Lampung, the southern tip of the island of Sumatra, on Dec 9 following their rescue from illegal traders.  (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Animal rescue staff ride a rubber boat to cross the Pemerihan River in Lampung on Dec 8, 2020. The West Java Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Jawa Barat) and the Balai Besar Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (TNBBS) have released two Asian golden cats (Catopuma temminckii) back into the wild in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park conservation forest in Lampung, the southern tip of the island of Sumatra, on Dec. 9 following their rescue from illegal traders. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A mahout trains an elephant to lower its head as a sign of salutation and gratitude at Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park in Lampung on Dec 12. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A mahout trains an elephant to lower its head as a sign of salutation and gratitude at Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park in Lampung on Dec 12, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man wearing a Santa Claus costume gives free coffee to poor people in Central Jakarta on December 18, 2020. (Antara Photo/Aprillio Akbar)
A man wearing a Santa Claus costume gives free coffee to poor people in Central Jakarta on December 18, 2020. (Antara Photo/Aprillio Akbar)

 

 

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