Greasy pole contest celebrates Independence Day
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Indonesia celebrates Independence Day with greasy pole contest

Indonesians have been taking part in a greasy pole climbing contest - a tradition that dates back to Dutch colonial days.

Hundreds of participants climb 174 slippery poles to collect prizes at the top.

  • 19 Aug 2019
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