Indonesian men in teams of 4 try to climb to the top of a greased pole called a panjat pinang in order to get to the prizes tied to the top on August 17, 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Cities and villages across Indonesia celebrated the country's 70th anniversary of Independence with traditional games, and music, and flag raising ceremonies.
<strong>Kalimantan, Indonesia </strong>The<strong> </strong>Indonesian Navy blows up a foreign fishing vessel caught fishing illegally in Indonesian waters. According to media reports, Indonesia has sunk foreign boats across the country as part of an ongoing push to stop illegal fishing and marking the 70th independence day celebrations
Indonesian President Achmed Sukarno (1902-70) poses with his family, his wife, their son Guntur and daughter Megawati at their home shortly after he was elected president in 1945. Sukarno was Indonesia's first president (1945-66) when Indonesia was granted independence in 1945.