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Photo Gallery: International

The Melbourne 2006 Queen’s Baton Relay has now visited every nation in the Commonwealth. Here is a selection of photos of the international journey. Photos of the Queen's Baton Relay's travels around Australia can be found on the Photo Gallery: Australia page.
New Zealand

New Zealand

21 January 2006
Consisting of two main islands separated by Cook Strait, New Zealand is one of the world's leading producers of meat, wool and dairy products. Tourism is the largest foreign exchange earner.
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Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island

17 January 2006
With a population of under 2,000, Norfolk Island's major economic resource is Tourism. Climate is sub-tropical with annual rainfall of 1,200mm falling mainly in winter.
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Cook Islands

Cook Islands

12 January 2006
A group of coral atolls and volcanic islands in the south-west Pacific Ocean. The main island is Rarotonga. Tourism is important to the economy.
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Fiji

Fiji

5 January 2006
Fiji comprises two main islands of volcanic origin and over 300 smaller islands in the south Pacific Ocean. The climate is tropical and the economy is based on agriculture.
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Antarctica

Antarctica

13 December 2005
Antarctica is a continent surrounding the Earth's South Pole. It is the coldest place on Earth and is almost entirely covered by ice.
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Kiribati

Kiribati

25 November 2005
Kiribati comprises 32 coral islands, which straddle the equator in the Pacific Ocean. The climate is hot and wetter in the north.
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Nauru

Nauru

23 November 2005
Nauru is a coral island in the South Pacific Ocean, with a fertile coastal strip, barren central plateau and a tropical climate. The economy is based on phosphate mining.
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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

20 November 2005
The six main islands are volcanic, mountainous and forested. The climate is hot and humid. Exports include fish, timber, copra and palm oil.
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Tonga

Tonga

16 November 2005
Tonga comprises some 170 islands in the south Pacific Ocean. Exports include coconut products, root crops, bananas and vanilla.
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Niue

Niue

13 November 2005
Niue has steep limestone cliffs along the coast and central plains. The climate is tropical, modified by south-east trade winds.
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Samoa

Samoa

6 November 2005
Samoa consists of two main islands and seven small islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The economy is predominantly based on agriculture.
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Tuvalu

Tuvalu

31 October 2005
One of the world's smallest independent nations, Tuvalu comprises nine low-lying coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean.
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Vanuatu

Vanuatu

21 October 2005
Vanuatu occupies an archipelago of some 80 islands in Oceania. The climate is tropical with heavy rainfall. The majority of people live by farming.
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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

14 October 2005
Papua New Guinea has a forested and mountainous interior bordered by swampy plains; and a tropical monsoon climate.
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Singapore

Singapore

6 October 2005
Singapore, founded as a British trading colony in 1819, joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent.
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Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam

2 October 2005
Brunei's two enclaves are surrounded by Malaysia. Tropical rainforest covers over two-thirds of Brunei. The economy is dominated by the oil and gas industries.
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Malaysia

Malaysia

28 September 2005
Malaysia is the world's largest producer of tin, palm oil, pepper and tropical hardwoods. With over 7 million visitors a year, tourism is also a major industry.
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Maldives

Maldives

26 September 2005
The Maldive Archipelago comprises of 1,190 coral atolls (202 of which are inhabited), in the Indian Ocean, south-west of India.
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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

21 September 2005
With a population of over 20 million, Sri Lanka enjoys a hot and monsoonal climate. Tea, rubber, copra and gems are exported.
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Bangladesh

Bangladesh

18 September 2005
Bangladesh has a strong agricultural base, engaging two-thirds of the workforce. Food crops include rice, wheat, fruit and pulses.
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