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HA'APAI, TONGA - APRIL 13: Longo Paea Moala gathers pandanus (lau'I kie) leaves kept in the sea to whiten color April 13, 2007 in Ha'apai, Tonga. The leaves are dried in the sun for 2-3 days and used to weave different types of mats for cultural ceremonies and traditional dress. Tonga is one of the last surviving monarchies in the Pacific islands, however there has been a recent push towards democratic reform, challenging the people of Tonga to maintain their cultural heritage while conforming to modern day capitalism. (Photo by Amy Toensing/ Reportage by Getty Images) _________________________________

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HA'APAI, TONGA - APRIL 13: Longo Paea Moala gathers pandanus (lau'I kie) leaves kept in the sea to whiten color April 13, 2007 in Ha'apai, Tonga.  The leaves are dried in the sun for 2-3 days and used to weave different types of mats for cultural ceremonies and traditional dress. Tonga is one of the last surviving monarchies in the Pacific islands, however there has been a recent push towards democratic reform, challenging the people of Tonga to maintain their cultural heritage while conforming to modern day capitalism. (Photo by Amy Toensing/ Reportage by Getty Images) _________________________________<br />
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