Elephants cross a river with their handlers on National Heroes' Day on Sunday at the Sampoiniet Conservation in Aceh. (Antara Photo/Irwansyah Putra)

Strong as an Elephant


NOVEMBER 11, 2019

Four elephants and their handlers, called "mahout" in Aceh, cross a river carrying the Indonesian national flag after taking part in a ceremony to commemorate National Heroes' Day at the Sampoiniet Conservation Response Unit in Aceh on Sunday. Heroes' Day is celebrated every year on Nov. 10 to pay respect to Indonesian freedom fighters who liberated the country from the Dutch after the end of the Second World War.