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    Atauro Island, Timor-Leste. Atauro Island (also Ilha de Atauro, Ata'uro) is a small island situated 25km north of Dili, East Timor, on the extinct Wetar segment of the volcanic Inner Banda Arc, between the Indonesian islands of Alor and Wetar.

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    On the streets of Dili, the East Timorese capital, a group of young boys run a bicycle repair shop. Forty per cent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, so every extra penny is vital. Dili, East Timor, 2008. (Photo ©Progressio)

    Some traditional huts with a spectacular view in Quelicai, Timor Leste. #RuralScenes #TimorLeste #Huts Photo credit: www.globeimages.n...

    20 May 2014, Happy Independence Day, Timor-Leste!

    Sign at the entrance to Lobato International Airport in Timor Leste. #Airport #EastTimor Photo credit:

    This is a mural/graffiti on a wall in East Timor. #TimorLeste #Graffiti #ModernImages Photo credit: peaceofwall.blogs...

    Masks from the Arte Moris art school in Timor Leste

    Ikat from Timor-Timur, Timor, Indonesia

    Ego Lemos is known as the ‘Bob Dylan of East Timor’ for his folk songs about the struggles of his young country, and the environmental and social revitalization he has helped guide. He is an increasingly well-known musician who represents his people to the world through evocative, simple folk songs that he writes and sings in his native Tetum language. #EgoLemos #TimorLeste #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: www.cseashawaii.o...

    Young boy in Timor-Leste

    Fish for sale in Dili.

    Fishing off Atauro Island, Timor-Leste by United Nations Photo, via Flickr

    Integration Monument in Dili that represents an angst-ridden Timorese breaking the chains of colonialism.

    Thousands of Timorese citizens celebrate the inauguration of Taur Matan Ruak, the fifth President of Timor-Leste. (May 2012) Photo: UNMIT/Martine Perret

    Members of Pakistan Formed Police Unit prepare to return home after serving with UNMIT. Pakistan was among the countries contributing the largest numbers of police since the peacekeeping mission was established in 2006. (November 2012) Photo: UNMIT/Bernardino Soares #TimorLeste

    Looking back at Atauro Island, 25 kilometres off the coast of Dili, Timor Leste. Photo: Lucy Rickard.

    José Ramos-Horta from East Timor shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 with Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo. Ramos-Horta has since served as President and Prime Minister of independent Timor Leste.

    Despite Timor-Leste’s high expectations when it became independent from Indonesia in 2002, the country is ranked among the least developed countries in the world. It has found itself at the centre of international attention in the last decade, with one of the biggest interventions in UN history, as well as receiving amongst the highest per capita rates of bilateral assistance in the Asia-Pacific region. More info: www.cseashawaii.c...

    This book presents a history of the struggle for independence by East Timor, after it was invaded by Indonesia in 1975. The occupation, which lasted 24 years, was immediately resisted through guerrilla warfare and clandestine resistance. More info: www.cseashawaii.c...

    This book is the first detailed account of the history of the transfer of these children to Indonesia. It is not a simple story, nor can it be depicted in black and white terms. Some children were taken against their wishes, while others were rescued from certain death. More info: www.cseashawaii.c...

    This book describes the Timorese people’s extraordinary capacity to forgive as the most surprising thing author Felix Neto encountered there, something he had never seen elsewhere, despite having witnessed a wide variety of conflicts. More info: www.cseashawaii.c...

    This book tells the story of the traumatic creation of Asia’s youngest country, East Timor, which has been struggling to rebuild itself ever since the mayhem of Indonesia’s reluctant withdrawal in 1999. The author, one of a mere handful of journalists who refused to be evacuated in the final days of the Indonesian occupation, gives a vivid first-hand account of the lives of individual Timorese during the occupation... More info: www.cseashawaii.c...