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East Timor celebrates 20 years since historic independence vote

Aug 30, 2019 - 6:04 PM

The capital Dili is filled with banners and flags as residents gear up for festivities, two decades after the tiny nation saw a rocky transition to stable democracy

20 YEARS. This file photo shows pro-independence students of East Timor University during a demonstration in front of their university in Dili, East Timor 04 May 1999, a day before the signing in New York of documents setting out a UN-supervised poll on the territory's future. File photo by WEDA/AFP