Traditional Tana Toraja village with buffalo in the foreground , tongkonan houses and buildings. Kete Kesu, Rantepao, Sulawesi, Indonesia

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The contents of Sulawesi are as beguiling as its shape. Just as this splay-limbed tropical island was formed by the complex and sometimes violent connection of tectonic plates, its fascinating social fabric is the result of the complex and sometimes violent connection of ethnic groups, religions and ecosystems.


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