World Cultures

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My wife and I were waiting for an inter-island flight from Pago Pago, in American Samoa, to Apia, in Western Samoa.  Our flight was delayed over an hour due to a major rainstorm affecting both islands.  Totally bored, I kept watching this young Samoan girl playing with her siblings in this large, open structure, supported by this individually carved posts.  I finally grabbed my camera and started photographing the posts and the reflection of the water on the green, painted floor.  After 4-5 shots, the girl ran into the frame, put her hands to her side, and stopped in her tracks as if to gesture, "Just a moment..."