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Women at sunset

Humans have long harnessed the radiant light and heat of the sun. As a source of clean, renewable and inexhaustible energy, it is hard to find an alternative to solar power. On the sun-drenched island of Timor-Leste, solar power makes both economic and environmental sense. UNICEF supports the use of solar energy by providing solar panels to health clinics throughout the country.

Photo by Martine Perret / UNMIT
Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Dan Groshong

Groshong is the author of Timor-Leste Land of Discovery, the first coffee table book ever published depicting East Timor's landscape, underwater and cultural wonders, with text written by Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, Xanana Gusmao and Jose Ramos-Horta.

Read about the book at Dan can be contacted at

Sorting coffee beans
Smoking a cigarette hand rolled in corn husk
Sunset over Com
Annual Easter event at Balibo
Children play in a graveyard in Ermera District
Masked puffer at Dili Rock
Friends play on a beach near the town of Com
Wood and buffalo horn markers at a sacred site known as “Lulic” near Com
Young spear fisherman at K-57 dive site in Manatuto District
Women playing shoulder drums
Black-winged stilt at Tasitolu Lake
Spear fisherman from Atauro Island
Worker prepares for Easter
A man casts his net near Cristo Rei Beach
A nudibranch at K-57 dive site
A frogfish perches on some coral near the pier at Com
Views of a dive site known as K-41 on the north side of East Timor
Bob's Rock on the north side of East Timor
Western clown-anenomefish near the Cristo Rei headland
Early morning mist near Maubisse
Preparing to forage for seafood
Diver at Bob's Rock
Fan coral at a site west of Com
A mimic filefish at Dili Rock
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Men dress in traditional costume while attending a political rally in Dili
Collecting fish from the beach in the Bidau area of Dili
Divers enjoy a night dive at a site known as K-41 east of Dili
A man sells fish in the capital of Dili
Dili Sunrise
A young boy assists his community in herding buffalo around a rice field
The coastal road from Dili to Liquica
A young girl in her Sunday best shyly peeks from the door of her house
A fisherman stands on a submerged stone just offshore from Dili
Preparing for the start of a cockfight, a common pastime for Timorese men
Looking east towards Hera, as seen from the top of the Cristo Rei monument
A lush valley near the Behau area of Manatuto District
Looking out over the dramatic landscape from near the peak of Mt. Matebian
Young girls rest while participating in a religious ceremony
All images copyright Dan Groshong.

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