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Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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Royal picnic on Nuku Island ends celebrations

Vava'u, Tonga: The coronation celebrations of HM King George Tupou V finally ended with a Royal picnic on Nuku Island, Vava'u, on August 21. 01 Sep 2008, 12:06

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Feasting and dancing follows Ha'apai's first Military Parade

Pangai, Ha'apai: The Coronation Military Parade at the Mala'e Lea'aetohi, Pangai, on Tuesday, August 12 was the first to be held in Ha'apai, and marked the second day of celebrations there. 15 Aug 2008, 18:20

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Joyful welcome for “Tu'i Ha'apai”

Pangai, Ha'apai: The coronation celebrations of HM King George Tupou V continued at Pangai, Lifuka, Ha'apai on Monday, August 11 with a joyful welcome of the king by the people of Ha'apai, who emotionally referred to Tupou V as the “Tu'i Ha'apai”, “King of Ha'apai”.
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Royal Family entertains with luncheons and dance

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: During a five day programme for the Coronation of HM King George Tupou V, July 29- August 2, members of Tonga's Royal Family and their invited guests attended private functions and events. Photos by Adrienne L. Kaeppler. Premium content.07 Aug 2008, 15:15

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More Lakalaka performances for King's coronation

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: Traditional dance entertainment for the celebration of the Coronation of HM King George Tupou V were performed on August 2 at the Mala'e Pangai. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Peter Poulsen, Linny Folau and Adrienne L. Kaeppler. 05 Aug 2008, 12:44

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Royals, Governor Generals and Heads of State at King's Military Parade

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: The King of Tonga's Coronation Military Parade held on the morning of Saturday August 2, was attended by foreign royals and distinguished guests from many Pacific Islands and other countries. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau and Adrienne L. Kaeppler.  04 Aug 2008, 11:06

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Joyful sunny Lakalaka winds up Coronation celebrations

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: Visitors to Tonga's coronation enjoyed an afternoon of traditional entertainment featuring joyful displays of Tonga's world masterpiece the Lakalaka and other dances performed in bright sunshine at the Mala'e Pangai on August 2. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Peter Poulsen, Linny Folau and Adrienne L. Kaeppler.  04 Aug 2008, 12:10

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Fireworks and Tupakapakanava light up Nuku'alofa seafront

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: A spectacular half hour display of fireworks on the Nuku'alofa seafront attracted crowds of spectators on the evening of Tonga's Coronation day. August 1. Photos by Pesi Fonua. 04 Aug 2008, 10:14

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King rides in Queen Salote's car in coronation procession

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: After his hour-long coronation service in the Centenary Church, HM King George Tupou V riding in an open car, was driven through the streets of central Nuku'alofa and down Hala Taufa'ahau. The black Humber Snipe Coupe was once owned by his grandmother Queen Salote. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Peter Poulsen, Linny Folau and Adrienne L. Kaeppler. 01 Aug 2008, 14:58

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Coronation of King George Tupou V

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: Photos by Linny Folau. 01 Aug 2008, 13:57

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HM King George Tupou V crowned in Centenary Church

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: Photos by Linny Folau, Pesi Fonua, Peter Halmagi. 31 Jul 2008, 16:34

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Royal orders presented at Palace

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: During Tonga's coronation celebrations 270 people were named to receive honours, with many attending the investiture ceremony at the Royal Palace on July 31. Topping the medal list was HM King George Tupou V and his mother HM Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho. Photos by Linny Folau, Mary Lyn Fonua and Adrienne L. Kaeppler.  1 Aug 2008, 16:23

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Royal Tupakapakanava torch lighting ceremony lights up foreshore

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: a Tupakapakanava or traditional torch lighting ceremony was held along the Nuku'alofa foreshore yesterday evening, July 30, after sunset when students lit bark torches creating a line of fire around the coastline and rings of fire around the small islets visible from the capital. Photos by Peter Poulsen. 31 Jul 2008, 12:12

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Taumafa Kava, the installation of King George Tupou V

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: The traditional installation of the King of Tonga took place today with a Taumafa Kava ceremony on Pangai Lahi next to the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau, Mary Lyn Fonua, Peter Poulsen and Adrienne L. Kaeppler. 30 Jul 2008, 18:10

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King applauds 10,000 dancers on education day

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: King George Tupou V applauded the spectacular dances by massed Tongatapu schools at Teufaiva Stadium this morning. Photos by Peter Poulsen, Mary Lyn Fonua, and Linny Folau.  29 Jul 2008, 19:14

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Dazzling mass dance at Teufaiva to honour King Tupou V

Nuku'alofa, Tonga: About 10,000 dancers from government schools, gathered at the Teufaiva Stadium along with thousands of spectators this morning for a mass performance of dances on a dazzling Education Day in celebration of King George Tupou V's Coronation. The stadium was filled with another 10,000-12,000 parents and spectators. Photos by Peter Poulsen and others. 29 Jul 2008, 18:47

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