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Picture of a teenage girl arranging a stack of books on the back of her bike on Rarotonga Island
June 3, 2021

Books on a Bike

On Rarotonga, the most populous of the Cook Islands, a teenage girl adjusts books on the back of her bike after a stop at the local library. A story in the August 1967 issue looked at the Cook Islands' self-governance in connection with New Zealand.
Photograph by William Albert Allard, Nat Geo Image Collection

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