Photo essay from Dili, East Timor

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 9, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 9, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 13, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 13, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 9, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 13, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 13, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 9, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 13, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 13, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 9, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 13, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 13, 2010)

In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.
In May, the nation of East Timor celebrated eight years of independence from Indonesia. Yet the capital city of Dili still struggles with extreme poverty.

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, June 13, 2010)

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  1. If you were there a week or so later, you probably would have seen everyone decked out in 2010 World Champion Boston Celtics apparel.

  2. East Timor got its official independence on 20th May 2002, that is 8 years ago, not 4.
    It got its independence fro Indonesia, under Interfet and then UN administration, on 20th September 1999. (I was there from about 10th October for 4 months full time).
    But I agree it is still a country of great poverty, except for the elites.

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