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Hanga Roa Port, Easter Island, Chile | by Eric Lafforgue
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Hanga Roa Port, Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, also called Rapa Nui is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and is a special territory of Chile; it is claimed to be the most remote inhabited island in the world, and is famous for its 887 monumental statues, called Moai, It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the island has served as a warning of the cultural and environmental dangers of overexploitation; some local people ask seeks for Independence


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Taken on February 12, 2012