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A US Marine throws a hand grenade at a Japanese pillbox during the battle for the Japanese held island of Tarawa, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Kiribati, November 1943.

Rosemary, 9, writes on a blackboard in a primary school classroom in Tarawa, Kiribati. Kiribati is one of 14 Pacific Island Countries, which form a group of atolls dispersed over 30 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. UNICEF is working with health ministries to improve birth registration practices and other child health initiates; deliver psychosocial support to children and families; and raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. © UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi - http://www.unicef.org/photography

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A mother and her daughter taking a dip in the sea. Their land is on the northernmost part of the Tarawa atoll which is slowly being consumed by the sea. The people of Kiribati are under pressure to relocate due to sea level rise. Each year, the sea level rises by about half an inch. Though this may not sound like much, it is a big deal considering the islands are only a few feet above sea level, which puts them at risk of flooding and sea swells. It is well agreeable that the people of…

from NY Daily News

Man lost at sea claims shark saved him

TARAWA, KIRIBATI - JUNE 11: A traditional Micronesian canoe sits on the shore, 05 June 1999, as people cross a lagoon on an atoll of Tarawa in the central Pacific's Kiribati. Although Tarawa is one of the world's most densely populated places the canoe sits on a relatively deserted beach on north Tarawa. (Photo credit should read MICHAEL J. FIELD/AFP/Getty Images)

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