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I recently covered the Pasola Festival on the remote Sumba Island in Indonesia, where I followed one families preparation for the festival. I witnessed how the traditional village of Wainyapu, mixed Christian rituals with ancient Marapu elements, such as animal sacrifice, ritual spear fighting games, and ancestral dancing.

The Pasola Festival is an important annual event to welcome the new harvest season, which coincides with the arrival of the 'Nyale’, multicolored...
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