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MALIANA, BOBONARO DIST., TIMOR-LESTE

 


TIMOR-LESTE REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN SURVEY
PHASE VII: HERPING BALIBO

July 7th was Election Day in Timor-Leste so we decided to accompany Zito when he went to vote and photograph him with his blue-black finger afterwards (the means by which they ensure everyone votes once only).

Election poster in Maliana Enroute to the polling station - wide load
Maliana polling station with international election monitors - a very peaceful scene Zito with his blue finger, having just voted

After Zito had voted we set off for Balibo near the Indonesian border, passing one of the border posts enroute - the river is the frontier.

The Indonesian West Timor border in the distance
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