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See How the Phoenix Islands Have Bounced Back From a Rare Bleaching Disaster
How could a Neolithic people with simple canoes and no navigation gear colonize hundreds of far-flung islands scattered across the Pacific?
Get a glimpse of paradise with this gallery of photographs taken on assignment for the National Geographic magazine article "French Polynesia: Charting a New Course."
2014 Traveler Photo Contest
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