Photo of the Day: A Fiery Dance in Indonesia


A Balinese man kicks up fire during the 'Mesabatan Api' ritual ahead of Nyepi Day in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia on March 30, 2014. Mesabatan Api is held annually a day before the Nyepi Day of Silence, as symbolizes the purification of universe and human body through fire. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. (Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

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Tahiat Mahboob is Asia Society's Senior Multimedia Producer. She grew up in Bangladesh, worked at New York Fashion Week and taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.