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Easter Island

March 11, 2013

Ile de Pâques / Rapa Nui

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Hanga Roa

Hanga Roa is the main (and only) city on the Island

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Hanga Roa, la capitale, est l’unique ville de ‘île.

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Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world.[6] The nearest inhabited land (50 residents) is Pitcairn Island at 2,075 kilometres (1,289 mi), and the nearest continental point lies in central Chile, at 3,512 kilometres (2,182 mi).

Easter Island is a special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888. Administratively, it belongs to the Valparaíso Region and more specifically, is the only commune of the Province Isla de Pascua.[7]According to the 2012 census, it has about 5,800 residents, of which some 60% are descendants of the aboriginal Rapa Nui.

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Ahu Te Pite Kura

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Ahu Hotake

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Local Museum

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Tahai

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Haka Pei competiton

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descente de la colline sur un tronc de bananier

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Tahiti – Bora Bora

March 11, 2013

TAHITI

IMG00100-20130212-1316Tahiti, la plage devant l’hôtel

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IMG_8752 Pouvanaa A Oopa, héros national 

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