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On August 26th we flew to the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal - a desperately poor country recently shaken by intense ethnic violence. Ethnic violence goes way back - these islands were home to numerous head-hunting peoples before the 1930s. And, of course, these islands are also known for being the site of some of the worst fighting in the South Pacific during WWII - wrecks of planes and ships are common.
 
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