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Banzai Cliff, Saipan, Micronesia

Explore: Apr 25, 2008 #135

 

Banzai Cliff is one of the two places where hundreds of Japanese citizens committed suicide as American forces took over in 1944.

 

Suicidei Cliff is the other place:

 

flickr.com/photos/zinnie/2454684574/

 

"Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness"

 

The words of Rev. Seizan Kawakami, Banzai Cliff memorial

 

Saipan is the largest island and capital of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

 

The story behind the shot:

 

www.flickr.com/groups/zinnis_reisen/discuss/7215762955914...

 

but sorry, in German only.

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Taken on April 25, 2008