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In pictures: Indonesia's Ogoh-Ogoh Festival

Hindus in Indonesia have marked Pangrupkan Day by carrying an effigy known as Ogoh-Ogoh during a parade and burning it as part of the pre-Nyepi rituals. The Ogoh-Ogoh represents the demons, and bad traits, and its burning is carried out to purify the environment ahead of the Day of Silence.

In pictures: Indonesia's Ogoh-Ogoh Festival
A Hindu devotee breath a fire during the Ogoh-Ogoh festival parade on March 30, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Balinese Hindus hold a Ogoh-ogoh parade annually on the day before Nyepi (Silence Day). The Ogoh-ogoh represents the form of demons or the expression of bad traits, made by local artists, that are used to purify the environment. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Indonesia's Ogoh-Ogoh Festival
A Hindu devotee breath a fire as they carry a effigy known as 'Ogoh-Ogoh' during a parade on March 30, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Balinese Hindus hold a Ogoh-ogoh parade annually on the day before Nyepi (Silence Day). The Ogoh-ogoh represents the form of demons or the expression of bad traits, made by local artists, that are used to purify the environment. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Indonesia's Ogoh-Ogoh Festival
Hindus devotees breath fire as they carry a effigy known as 'Ogoh-Ogoh' during a parade on March 30, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Balinese Hindus hold a Ogoh-ogoh parade annually on the day before Nyepi (Silence Day). The Ogoh-ogoh represents the form of demons or the expression of bad traits, made by local artists, that are used to purify the environment. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Indonesia's Ogoh-Ogoh Festival
Hindus devotees carry a effigy known as 'Ogoh-Ogoh' during a parade on March 30, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Balinese Hindus hold a Ogoh-ogoh parade annually on the day before Nyepi (Silence Day). The Ogoh-ogoh represents the form of demons or the expression of bad traits, made by local artists, that are used to purify the environment. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Indonesia's Ogoh-Ogoh Festival
A Hindu devotee breath a fire during the Ogoh-Ogoh festival parade on March 30, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Balinese Hindus hold a Ogoh-ogoh parade annually on the day before Nyepi (Silence Day). The Ogoh-ogoh represents the form of demons or the expression of bad traits, made by local artists, that are used to purify the environment. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Indonesia's Ogoh-Ogoh Festival
People carry the Ogoh-ogoh during a parade on March 30, 2014 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Balinese Hindus hold a Ogoh-ogoh parade annually on the day before Nyepi (Silence Day). The Ogoh-ogoh represents the form of demons or the expression of bad traits, made by local artists, that are used to purify the environment. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Indonesia's Ogoh-Ogoh Festival
A performer dances during the Ogoh-ogoh parade on March 30, 2014 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Balinese Hindus hold a Ogoh-ogoh parade annually on the day before Nyepi (Silence Day). The Ogoh-ogoh represents the form of demons or the expression of bad traits, made by local artists, that are used to purify the environment. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Indonesia's Ogoh-Ogoh Festival
Performers dance during the Ogoh-ogoh parade on March 30, 2014 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Balinese Hindus hold a Ogoh-ogoh parade annually on the day before Nyepi (Silence Day). The Ogoh-ogoh represents the form of demons or the expression of bad traits, made by local artists, that are used to purify the environment. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Indonesia's Ogoh-Ogoh Festival
Boys carry the Ogoh-ogoh during a parade on March 30, 2014 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Balinese Hindus hold a Ogoh-ogoh parade annually on the day before Nyepi (Silence Day). The Ogoh-ogoh represents the form of demons or the expression of bad traits, made by local artists, that are used to purify the environment. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Indonesia's Ogoh-Ogoh Festival
Girls carry torches during Ogoh-ogoh parade on March 30, 2014 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Balinese Hindus hold a Ogoh-ogoh parade annually on the day before Nyepi (Silence Day). The Ogoh-ogoh represents the form of demons or the expression of bad traits, made by local artists, that are used to purify the environment. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Indonesia's Ogoh-Ogoh Festival
An Ogoh-ogoh effigy is prepared for a parade on March 30, 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Balinese Hindus hold a Ogoh-ogoh parade annually on the day before Nyepi (Silence Day). The Ogoh-ogoh represents the form of demons or the expression of bad traits, made by local artists, that are used to purify the environment. (Getty Images)