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Feature - Long Exile on Kili and Majuro
Michael Christopher Brown
In March 1946 all 167 residents of a small island on a remote Pacific atoll packed up their belongings and left their homes for what they were assured would be a short period during which the United States government would carry out a series of nuclear tests. 70-years later most surviving Bikini islanders have yet to set foot on the island paradise from which they were evacuated. Michael Christopher Brown visited some of the surviving Bikinians on Kili a tiny island where rising tides and storms are putting them at risk again.

World War Two created two superpowers with vastly different ideologies...

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MARSHALL ISLANDS. July 2016. Approaching Majuro. Storm.
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. July 2016. Approaching Majuro. Fishing vessel....
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili and Majuro. July 2016.
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016.
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. Family and friends wait...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Repairing a flat tire at Kili...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Weekly flights from Majuro...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Kili Airport, the waiting...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Neki Jorre was born on Bikini...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Herbert Jorre was born on...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Henly Jorre was born on Bikini...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. Jabkon Aitap was born in...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. Ninety-two year old was...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. Alson Kelen, resident of...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. Laura Laurum was born in...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Ichiro Mark was born on Bikini...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Before and after church on...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Before church on Kili Island....
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016.The pastor of a church on Kili,...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Fish to be served at a church...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. A church and community celebration...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. A church and community celebration...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. A church and community celebration...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. A church and community celebration...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Young girls take a break on...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Relatives and friends of Neibon...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. Laura Laurum was born in...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Cooking chicken near the beach....
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Children enjoy the water offshore...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. The youth enjoy basketball....
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. A gathering, called by the...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. A gathering, called by the...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. The grave of King Juda, a...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Jira Jibas is an activist...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Kili Island Police Department....
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. Clothesline.
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Outside a store.
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. One dollar store.
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. Store.
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Prices inside a store.
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. The average family (in this...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. Unloading bags of copra...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. Abandoned bowling alley....
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Abandoned gymnasium on Kili...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. Destroyed/abandoned building....
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. Abandoned ship, located...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Majuro. July 2016. A vehicle and other metal...
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MARSHALL ISLANDS. Kili. July 2016. Abandoned machinery on Kili...
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