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Yogyakarta, on the island of Java, is the capital of the Yogyakarta Special Region.

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It is a city with a great ancient past, a city of artists, learning and culture.

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From 1945 to 1949 Yogyakarta was the capital of the newly formed Republic of Indonesia.

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The strong nationalism and artistic talent of this city’s youth is reflected on the city wall art.

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These murals appeared all over the city on the eve of the 73rd celebration of Indonesia independence.

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Young artists are drawing inspired by mythological heroes of the past.

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The Garuda nation’s symbol and the Pancasila, the founding philosophy of this young nation, are expressed as visual offerings, and political propaganda…

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A tribute of love, concern and loyalty for their country, a demonstration of good citizenship.

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Indonesia as a united archipelago, the five principles of Pancasila, declaring unity in diversity, are a relatively new concepts, for this developing nation, and definitely still in need of divulgation and celebration, as here, on these walls of Yogyakarta.

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