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PRAYER FOR THE NATION: A Nahdlathul Ulama (NU) follower
raises his hands in prayer as he joins around 100,000 NU members
in a mass prayer at the Bung Karno sports center in Senayan area,
Central Jakarta. The Sunday gathering was attended by President
Abdurrahman Wahid, First Lady Sinta Nuriyah, NU chairman
Hasyim Muzadi, Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso and scores of NU ulemas
and leaders. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

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A man rolls out a carpet in preparation for the mass prayer
Istigosah. Thousands of Nahdlatul Ulama members and supporters
of President Abdurrahman Wahid are to take part in the prayers at
the giant East Senayan Parking lot today. JP/R. Berto Wedhatam