Easter Island

A resident of Easter Island looks out to sea from a cave in Easter Island. The ancestors of residents of Easter Island, known locally as Rapa Nui, carved and mounted the huge stone head statues staring out to sea, that the island is famous for. Though the island currently belongs to Chile, islanders are pressuring the government to grant them autonomy, like France did with Tahiti.

( Carlos Barria / Reuters )

A resident of Easter Island looks out to sea from a cave in Easter Island. The ancestors of residents of Easter Island, known locally as Rapa Nui, carved and mounted the huge stone head statues staring out to sea, that the island is famous for. Though the island currently belongs to Chile, islanders are pressuring the government to grant them autonomy, like France did with Tahiti.

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