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    JAKARTA, INDONESIA

    INTRODUCTION: Diplomatic sources in Indonesia say the Soviet Union has been annoyed by a photographer exhibition in Jakarta.

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    JAKARTA, INDONESIA

    GV PAN DOWN Mosque 0.05
    SV Banner on mosque reading "Help the Afghan people to free their country" 0.11
    SV Students looking at photographs 0.17
    SV Photographs of fighting in the hills and PAN 0.30
    CU Photograph of war damaged buildings 0.34
    CU Photograph of child with gun on tripod 0.39
    SV Students looking at photographs 0.43
    SV PAN Over photographs 0.50
    CU Photographs of men tending wounded comrade 0.54
    SV People looking at photographs 0.56
    SV Coffin draped with white sheet covered with artificial blood ZOOM INTO bloodstained photograph on wreath 1.06

    Background: JAKARTA, INDONESIA

    INTRODUCTION: Diplomatic sources in Indonesia say the Soviet Union has been annoyed by a photographer exhibition in Jakarta. The exhibition, which opened on Tuesday (1 September), comprises about 250 photographs said to depict the activities of anti-Soviet guerrillas in Afghanistan and conditions in Afghan refugee camps.

    SYNOPSIS: The exhibition was staged in a mosque by the Indonesian-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee.

    But even before it opened, diplomats said that the Soviet Charge d'Affaires in Jakarta made repeated requests to have it banned and sent the government a formal protest note.

    The photographs said to depict fighting in the Afghan hills also angered the Afghan embassy which described the exhibition as a brutal interference in the domestic affairs of the suffering Afghan state.

    The Indonesian Vice-President and Foreign Minister did not attend the exhibition as had been planned. Diplomats said this could be due to a threat by the Soviet Union to use the voting power of Soviet bloc countries against Indonesia in the United Nations debate on East Timor, which was taken over by indonesia in 1975.

    There is strong feeling in Indonesia about Afghanistan. The solidarity organisation has collected 30,000 U.S. dollars from mosques all over the country for aid to Afghan refugees.

    Source: REUTERS - WALTER BURGESS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9LZ3JZSYGGZBH04GK85TOTW9V
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LZ3JZSYGGZBH04GK85TOTW9V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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