The Indonesian Ritual That Takes Place On An Active Volcano

TO SOME, THE BEST WAYS TO PREVENT DISEASE and disaster are to make regular visits to the doctor and purchase insurance. To certain communities in Indonesia, it’s by throwing all of your worldly possessions into the mouth of an active volcano.

Mount Bromo

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty ImagesA villager tries to catch offerings thrown by Hindu worshippers at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival.

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22 Vintage Photos Of Your Favorite Summer Pastimes

Get ready to break out your new swimsuit and fire up the barbecue! This week marks the official start of summer with the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year. Even if you can’t appreciate scorching heat and sweaty seats, these classic shots of summer are sure to put a smile on your face:

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Running Water

AFP/GettyA group of women run and enjoy a day at the beach.

Water Skiing Elephant

WikimediaQueenie the Elephant water skiing with keeper Liz Dane in 1958.

Walt Disney Pool

Gene Lester/GettyWalt Disney sits and plays with his grandson in a child's inflatable pool.

Jumping Rope On Beach

National Media MuseumBeachgoers jump rope.

Ice Cream Boys

Bert Hardy Advertising Archive/GettyTwo boys eat ice creams bought from an Austin ice cream van in July 1961.

JFK Sailing

Hy Peskin Archive/GettySenator John F. Kennedy and fiancée Jacqueline Bouvier go sailing while on vacation at the Kennedy compound in June 1953 in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

Lemonade Stand

Bettmann/GettyNeighborhood children launch a lemonade stand.

Paragon Park Nantasket Beach

Super Stock/GettyRevelers at Paragon Park, a small amusement park across the street from Nantasket Beach Hull, Massachusetts.

Grace Kelly

Hulton Archive/GettyIn 1972, Princess Grace of Monaco takes a photograph at a swimming competition in Palm Beach.

Amphibious Car

Gerald R. Massie/Missouri State ArchivesA family drives an amphibious car on the lake.

Coney Island Luna Park 1910

George Grantham Bain Collection/Library Of CongressConey Island's Luna Park in 1910.

Family Backyard

H. Armstrong Roberts/GettyA family enjoys pool time in the backyard.

Summer Love

Gerald R. Massie/Missouri State ArchivesA young man helps a barefoot girl step on exposed rocks to cross a small river.

Family Bbq

Josef Scaylea/ CORBIS/ Getty ImagesA family has a arbecue on a sunny day.

Water Biking

Gerald R. Massie/Missouri State ArchivesTwo women paddle their way across the lake on water bikes.

Teenagers Tanning Beach

Bettmann/GettyA group of teenagers pile on top of each other on a crowed day at Coney Island, New York.

Summer Home

Missouri State ArchivesA group of friends enjoy their time at a summer house.

Water Skiing Girls

Missouri State ArchivesWomen water ski on Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

Lemonade Stall

Lambert/GettyAn enterprising young boy sets up a stall selling cake, candy and lemonade to his neighbours, 1955.

Swimming In River

H. Armstrong RobertsRetrofile/Getty ImagesA group of young men and boys swims in Eel River, Garberville, California.


George Grantham Bain Collection/Library Of CongressParkers enjoy a picnic.

Trout Fishing

Ralph Waler/ Missouri State ArchivesA man catches fish in a shallow river.

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