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Aid for Jakarta's performing monkeys

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JAKARTA - Lying low in a slum in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, monkey handler Tardi does not dare take his long-tailed macaque out to perform in the streets for fear of being caught in a new crackdown. 

A man puts a chained monkey in a small wooden box in a slum area of Jakarta, on October 24, 2013

He and fellow handlers have been keeping a low profile in recent days after city authorities launched their toughest bid yet to rescue the animals which they say have been kept for years in squalid conditions.

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