- Title: Indonesia celebrates the 72nd anniversary of its Independence Day
- Date: 17th August 2017
- Summary: JAKARTA, INDONESIA (AUGUST 17, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS INDONESIA SOLDIERS ENTERING THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE YARD VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS MARCHING GUESTS FROM FOREIGN EMBASSIES INDONESIA PRESIDENT, JOKO WIDODO AND SPOUSE WITH VICE PRESIDENT, JUSUF KALLA AND SPOUSE ENTERING CEREMONY
- Embargoed: 31st August 2017 07:29
- Keywords: Indonesia 72nd Independence Day Presidential Palace Jakarta
- Location: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- City: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016UJO1FP
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Indonesia marked the 72nd anniversary of its independence with a state ceremony on Thursday (August 17).
President Joko Widodo led the ceremony at the national palace, attended by cabinet members, guests of honour from various countries and the country's former leaders.
In his speech on Wednesday (August 16), Widodo called for an end to extremism. The ceremony on Thursday saw all the cabinet members wearing Indonesian traditional clothes from various regions to show the diversity of the country.
The multi-ethnic country is world's fourth most populous nation and the most populous Muslim nation.
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