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Not in the tourism brochure

Not my pic, off the internet-thanks to the person that took this- this is what Chrismas island was known for. Like Bikini Atoll, nuke tests were done here, by the Uk and the US, the SE end of the atoll blasted here, although most test were over the ocean.
Honolulu to Christmas Island (Rep. of Kiribati)

December 12th 2011
(Just about caught up on my blog!) anyway.... So in December 2011, I and my 4 future co-workers arrived on Christmas Island (Kiritimati, but pronounced Kiritsmasts) in the Republic of Kiribati (but pronounced Kiri-bas) Confused? I was --so easier just to say Christmas Island! Even many locals call it that. Its a unique Atoll, very dry and almost savana like interior, except for many miles of lagoo ... read more
Oceania » Kiribati » Kiritimati

I-Kiribati Flag The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with... ... read more
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