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Thursday 5 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala and other members of the Tongan Royal Family had a ceremonial haircut this afternoon, to mark the end of the first 10 nights of mourning for the late King George Tupou V. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 5 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The nobles of the Ha'a Ngata, a clan from which the Tu'i Kanokupolu descended, performed a funeral ritual known as "ha'amo" - the presentation of food baskets, to HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita at her residence Mahinafekite this morning, April 5.
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Monday 2 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new king, King Tupou VI bestowed the title Crown Prince Tupouto'a on his eldest son Prince 'Ulukalala 27 on Friday, 30 March at his resident Liukava.
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Saturday 31 March 2012

Pangai Lahi, Tonga
The Pongipongi Tapu, or Sacred Morning of Tupou V, a spiritual ceremony for the passage of the late King, was held at Pangai Lahi this morning, 31 March. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Thursday 29 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King George Tupou V, the reformer, continued to inspire changes even in death. In the procedures of his funeral ceremony, there were some clear departures from the norm. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Mary Lyn Fonua, Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Wednesday 28 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten days after HM King George Tupou V passed away at St Mary's Hospital, Hong Kong, on the afternoon of 18 March, he was finally put to rest at the Royal Tombs, Mala'e Kula, yesterday afternoon, 27 March. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau, Peter Poulsen and Rachel Langi.
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Wednesday 28 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A shortened official mourning period for the late King George Tupou V will end for the public on Saturday, March 31 after the "Pongipongi Tapu" ceremony at Pangai Lahi, but the traditional ceremonies will continue for the Royal Family.
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Wednesday 28 March 2012

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga marked the first anniversary of the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami with a reception that was attended by the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho at the Janfull International Dateline Hotel on March 8.
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Tuesday 27 March 2012
Mala'e Kula, Tonga
The late King George Tupou V is being laid to rest this afternoon at the Royal Tombs, Mala'e Kula, on a bright sunny afternoon in a quiet capital, Nuku'alofa. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Mary Lyn Fonua, Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Monday 26 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal Cortege of the late king, HM George Tupou V, arrived at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa at 3:30pm this afternoon, March 26, 2012, where he will Lie in State on a night of royal vigil. Photos by Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Monday 26 March 2012
Fua'amotu, Tonga
A surreal atmosphere of quietness descended upon the Fua'amotu International Airport this afternoon, after the China Southern Airlines Airbus touched down at about 1.40 pm carrying the body of the late king, HM King George Tupou V. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 26 March 2012

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It is a sombre and quiet day in Nuku'alofa this afternoon, as the capital awaits the arrival of the Royal Cortege of the late king, HM George Tupou V, now expected to arrive at 1:25pm, at Fua'amotu International Airport. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Sunday 25 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Political Reforms in Tonga", an unsigned paper circulated in January 2012.
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Saturday 24 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reign of His Majesty King George Tupou V, 2006-12, was the shortest of any of the monarchs of the Tupou Dynasty, since King Siaosi Tupou I ascended to the throne as the 19th Tu'i Kanokupolu in 1845. King George Tupou V, however, has been a mover and a shaker of Tonga's political, social and economic life, since he entered the civil service in 1970 as Crown Prince Tupouto'a at the age of 22 years. Obituary, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 23 March 2012
Suva, Fiji
A message of condolence from HM Queen Elizabeth following the death of the King of Tonga, was sent to King Tupou VI of Tonga, the British High Commission in Suva, reported. HRH The Duke of Gloucester will be attending the funeral of HM King George Tupou V, accompanied by the Acting British High Commissioner to Tonga, Mr Martin Fidler.
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Friday 23 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A rehearsal for Tuesday's State Funeral of King George Tupou V was held in Nuku'alofa today, with the Tonga Defence Services, Tonga Police and others planning the activities around the Mala'ekula, Royal Tombs and the Royal Palace. Photos by Peter Poulsen.
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Friday 23 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa is in black as Tongans prepare the town for the State Funeral of the late King George Tupou V on Tuesday March 27 as people clean and decorate the town and the route to be followed by the funeral procession.
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Friday 23 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mourners from all walks of life in Tonga have paid their respects and expressed personal condolences to the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho on the passing of the late king, HM George Tupou V.
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Thursday 22 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Condolences from around the world on the death of HM King George Tupou V. Readers Contact . . .
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Thursday 22 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The state funeral and burial of the late king, HM George Tupou V, has been moved to Tuesday, March 27.
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