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Students in Indonesia make dangerous daily journey
Heavy rains and flooding near Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Indonesia's Banten village, caused a pillar supporting a suspension bridge built in 2001 to break. Students must now make the dangerous crossing on their daily walk to school. One brave student, Sofiah, chooses to cross what's left of the bridge to avoid a longer trip.
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Jan. 19: Sofiah, right, and her friends walk near paddy fields as they go to school at Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Indonesia's Banten village. Sofiah crosses a collapsed suspension bridge to get to school.

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Jan. 19: Students hold on to the side steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school at Sanghiang Tanjung village.

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Jan. 19: Students hold on to the side steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school at Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Indonesia.

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Jan. 19: Students hold on to the side steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school at Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Indonesia's Banten village. Sofiah, a student crossing the bridge, says she will need to walk for an extra 30 minutes if she were to take a detour through another bridge.

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Jan. 19: Students hold on to the side steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school at Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency. Flooding from the Ciberang river broke a pillar supporting the suspension bridge built in 2001 on Monday, according to Epi Sopian, the head of Sanghiang Tanjung village.

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Jan. 19: Sofiah, left, stands on a chair as she writes on a board during class at a school at Sanghiang Tanjung village.

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Jan. 19: Sofiah, center, stands on a chair as she writes on a whiteboard during class in a school at Sanghiang Tanjung village.

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Jan. 19: Students at an Islamic school take part in a ceremony to welcome the arrival of new students at Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Indonesia's Banten village.

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Jan. 19: Students walk to school at Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Indonesia's Banten village. Flooding from the Ciberang river broke a pillar supporting a suspension bridge built in 2001 on Monday, according to Epi Sopian, the head of Sanghiang Tanjung village. 

(Reuters)

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Jan. 19: Teachers use umbrellas as they walk on a rainy day at Sanghiang Tanjung village.

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Students in Indonesia make dangerous daily journey

Heavy rains and flooding near Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Indonesia's Banten village, caused a pillar supporting a suspension bridge built in 2001 to break. Students must now make the dangerous crossing on their daily walk to school. One brave student, Sofiah, chooses to cross what's left of the bridge to avoid a longer trip.

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