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“Vaitahu Rainbow and Volleyball” by Wendy Leicht | by Anthropology News
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“Vaitahu Rainbow and Volleyball” by Wendy Leicht

Category: PLACE

Tahuata. This photo captures residents of Vaitahu, on the island of Tahuata, resuming their volleyball game after a mid-afternoon shower. The community engages in sports, like volleyball and soccer, in an effort to both have fun and stay fit. While an overwhelming number of post-colonial island communities in the Pacific suffer from major weight problems, the community of Vaitahu promotes physical activity, like volleyball, in an effort to prevent the emergence of serious health issues, especially among the youth population. Aside from the game, the major focal point in the photograph is the Catholic Church, an institution built by the French and attended by most locals on Sunday mornings. Photo courtesy Wendy Leicht

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Taken on July 7, 2010