Digging around on some necessary mindless chores, so to stay sane and help the thought of heading home soon, I thought I’d throw out a single snap from the reconciliation between the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and New Ireland (well, between various parties, but we’re not going down that route tonight). Happened in June 2009, link to the entry here.

During the afternoon President Tanis and Sir Julius Chan came together and ceremonially destroyed bows and arrows to signify the active disarmament and rejection of violence needed. The President put his back into it and snapped the weapons across his knee.

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