There was a rare sense of calm - something not felt for some time in Indonesia - leading up to the day Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan yesterday.
It was a welcome reprieve after a tumultuous period punctuated by a divisive presidential race in April and riots on the streets of Jakarta a fortnight ago following the release of the election results on May 21.
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