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New Caledonia
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Intergalactic OverNight (for those who can't sleep)
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Roche Percée Vertigo
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Le Belvédère de la Roche Percée
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Turtle Bay
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In the Middle of Turtle Bay Parc
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Turtle Bay Rocky Point
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Turtle Bay : Araucaria columnaris
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The Lighthouse of Gouaro
Richard Chesher
Marine Reserve Green Island New Caledonia
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Chilling at Poe Beach
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Fallen Tree at Poe Beach
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Flying Over La Nera
Steven dosRemedios
Eureka Zeppelin Airship Interior
Willy Kaemena
Old Lisbon
Levent ŞEN
Historic Harbor - 1
Michael Pop
Evening on "the bottom" of the dried-out end of lake Bicaz
Paco Lorente
Monastery of "Santa Maria de la Valldigna"
Wojciech Fuchs
Jeanie Johnston
Chris Witzani
Puerto de Tazacorte - La Palma
Ivan Petrov
Znamenskaya Tower
Richard Chesher
Lifou Island Tour Chapelle d'Easo New Caledonia
Andrea Biffi
Castello Cova a Milano
Tibor Illes
Greek Catholic church wedding
Richard Chesher
Lifou Traditional Dance missionary arrival in New Caledonia
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Belimbing Ricefields
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Bathys Diving Bora Bora
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Hanga Poukura Seaside
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La Boutique
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Umabian Taman Sari Gardens
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La Conciergerie
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Las Vegas by Night : Luxor Hotel (Obelisk)
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Vanuatu - Tanna Jungle
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Borobudur : Giant Buddhist Monument in Indonesia
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Atelier Kite Beach
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One Makihi (Seen from Back)
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Baja Point
More About New Caledonia

New Caledonia is the closest South Pacific Island to Australia and New Zealand. It is a French Territory and although the official language is French the culture is a blend of Melanesian, European, Polynesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, and more. There is one large mountainous island called Grande Terre and 6 smaller islands - the three Loyalty Islands, Belep and the Isle of Pines.The islands are remarkably unpopulated and there are vast areas of wilderness. There are hundreds of kilometers of walking treks, camp grounds, more than 42 parks and reserves, and crystal clear rivers with sparkling waterfalls. Almost one third of the population is located in the capital city of Noumea. Nickel mining is the primary industry and is the major contributor to the high standard of living in the country. Grande Terre is surrounded by the second largest barrier reef in the world and the protected lagoon created by this barrier reef is the largest in the world. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 2008, the lagoon is 24,000 square kilometers and supports a diverse and luxuriant fauna of fish and invertebrates.The vibrant, clear and rich colors are one of the first things that visitors notice when they arrive. Noumea has a complete range of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and activities to welcome visitors.