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Local children wave Japanese flags as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in the Papua New Guinea capital of  Port Moresby on July 10, 2014.  Abe is visiting New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea to hold talks with officials on biliateral and international issues

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Local children wave Japanese flags as Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, arrives in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Mr Abe is visiting New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea Read more

Papuan tribesmen wearing traditional cos...Papuan tribesmen wearing traditional costume and wrapped in a banner bearing the portrait of presidential canditate Joko Widodo and running mate Jusuf Kalla arrive at voting center in Jayapura on July 9, 2014 located in remote eastern Indonesia's  Papua province. Indonesians vote July 9 in the country's tightest and most divisive presidential election since the downfall of dictator Suharto, pitting Jakarta governor Joko Widodo against Prabowo Subianto, an ex-general with a chequered human rights record.  AFP PHOTO / LIVA LAZORELIVA LAZORE/AFP/Getty Images

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Papuan tribesmen in traditional costume sport a banner bearing the portrait of presidential candidate Joko Widodo and running mate Jusuf Kalla as they arrive to vote centre in Jayapura, Indonesia on Wednesday. There is a growing movement to end Indonesia’s occupation of West Papua Read more

Papuan student takes part on a rally in Surabaya, East Java province, demanding the freedom of West Papua province. Papua declared independence from the Dutch in 1961, but neighbouring Indonesia took control of the region with force in 1963.

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A Papuan student takes part on a rally in Surabaya, East Java, demanding the freedom of West Papua province. Papua declared independence from the Dutch in 1961, but neighbouring Indonesia took control of the region with force in 1963.

Papuan Students Protest Against The 1962 Signing Of The New York Agreement...YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - AUGUST 15:  A protester from the Papuan Students Alliance holds the Morning Star flag during a protest against the signing of the New York Agreement In 1962 on August 15, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The demonstrations are a show of support for the opening of the Free West Papua Campaign office in the Netherlands which aims to help the current struggle for freedom in West Papau. The New York Agreement was a treaty signed between Netherlands, Indonesia and the UN which was intended to end a territorial dispute between Indonesia and West Papua.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

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A protester from the Papuan Students Alliance holds the Morning Star flag in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, during a protest against the signing of the New York Agreement in 1962. The demonstration was also a show of support for the opening of the Free West Papua Campaign office in the Netherlands that aims to help the struggle for freedom in West Papua. The New York Agreement was a treaty signed between the Netherlands, Indonesia and the UN that was intended to end a territorial dispute between Indonesia and West Papua. Read more

This undated handout photo released on A...This undated handout photo released on August 13, 2013 by ChildFund Australia shows a woman named Helen wearing a large bandaid where her lip once was in in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea suffer "severe brutality" with violence, including savage attacks involving knives, axes and whips, occurring in two-thirds of all families, a new study said on August 13, 2013.  ----EDITORS NOTE ----RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / VLAD SOKHIN / CHILDFUND AUSTRALIA"

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Helen, from Port Moresby, is among many women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea who suffer brutality, with a study by Australian charity ChildFund showing savage attacks occur in two-thirds of all families Read more

PM Kevin Rudd in Port Moresby PNG...epa03788475 Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (C) on his way to meet with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Peter O'Neill at Parliament House in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 15 July 2013 on Monday, July 15, 2013. Rudd is on a two day official visit to PNG.  EPA/GARY RAMAGE / POOL AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

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Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on his way to meet Prime Minister Peter O’Neill of Papua New Guinea, at Parliament House in Port Moresby on Monday. Mr Rudd is on a two-day official visit to Papua New Guinea. Read more

Julia Gillard Visits Papua New Guinea - Day 2...PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - MAY 10:  Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls secondary school on May 10, 2013 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The three-day visit is a chance for the two nations to strengthen economic ties, with talks being held on key issues including, trade, military defense, and the controversial Australian detention center on Manus Island.The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Julia Gillard to the Pacific Island Nation and the first visit since former prime minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007.

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls secondary school on Friday in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The three-day visit is a chance for the two nations to strengthen economic ties, with talks being held on key issues including, trade, military defense and the controversial Australian detention center on Manus Island. The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Gillard to the Pacific island nation and the first visit since former Prime Minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007. Read more

 Traditional dancers perform ahead of the arrival of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Jackson International Airport on May 9, 2013 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Julia Gillard to the Pacific Island Nation and the first visit since former prime minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007. The three-day visit will include trips to a local market and primary school as well as tours of the Exxon Mobil Liquefied Natural Gas plant and the Bomana War Cemetery.

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Traditional dancers perform ahead of the arrival of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Jackson International Airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The trip is the first official visit for the prime minister to the Pacific Island Nation and the first since former prime minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007. The three-day visit will include trips to a local market and primary school as well as tours of the Exxon Mobil liquefied natural gas plant and the Bomana war cemetery.