The Ghost Villages Of Indonesia

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The wreckage of a van is overgrown by plants in Simacem village in North Sumatra, Indonesia, November 16, 2015. The village was abandoned following the eruption of Mount Sinabung as it was considered too close to the still rumbling volcano. (Photo by Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo)

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A church is dwarfed by Mount Sinabung at the abandoned village of Simacem, North Sumatra, Indonesia, November 16, 2015. (Photo by Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo)

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Chairs are strewn across a church that was abandoned following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in the village of Kuta Gugung, North Sumatra, Indonesia, November 13, 2015. Crumbling buildings and personal belongings left behind now serve as eerie reminders of how life suddenly stopped when the volcano erupted and everyone was forced to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo)

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The peak of Mount Sinabung is seen through a broken window of the living room of an abandoned house in Simacem, North Sumatra, Indonesia, November 16, 2015. (Photo by Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo)

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A house was abandoned following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in the village of Guru Kinayan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo)

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The door of a barn is secured with a weathered padlock in the village of Guru Kinayan, which was abandoned following the eruption of Mount Sinabung, in North Sumatra, Indonesia, November 13, 2015. (Photo by Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo)

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A photograph hangs on a wall of a house that was abandoned following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in the village of Guru Kinayan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, November 13, 2015. (Photo by Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo)

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Wild plants overgrow the rubble of a house as Mount Sinabung is seen in the background in Sibintun village, which was abandoned following the eruption of the volcano, in North Sumatra, Indonesia, November 12, 2015. (Photo by Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo)

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A cassette player caked with dried volcanic ash is seen inside a house abandoned following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Simacem, North Sumatra, Indonesia, November 16, 2015. Crumbling houses and personal belongings left behind now serve as eerie reminders of how life suddenly stopped when the volcano erupted and everyone was forced to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo)

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Damaged photographs hang inside a house abandoned following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Simacem, North Sumatra, Indonesia, November 16, 2015. (Photo by Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo)

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