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Back in Dili, Aurelia Pereira lives across the road from where the independence celebrations will be held. She remembers the occupation and the violence in 2006. “They burned down the buildings around here and we had to go sleep in the church,” she says. Photo by Plan/Rob Few
Timor-Leste Stamps. East Timor (officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste) is a state in Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecusse, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island, within Indonesian West Timor.