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Get your June 2012 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper! Pictured are a row of Moai, statues from Easter Island. Created by the Rapa Nui for unknown reasons, the statues may have almost destroyed the civilization, sociologists such as Jared Diamond say, because the calories that the natives expended to put them together and erect them may have surpassed the natural resources available on the island.
Today, Easter Island is considered an UNESCO World Heritage site. Although it’s in the South Pacific and closer to its Polynesian neighbors than South America, it’s part of Chile. While it’s considered one of the most isolated places in the world, you can easily get there by LAN Airlines from Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru and Tahiti.
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Don Faust | Partner, Contributor and Photo Editor of the travel site www.caroundtheworld.com, winner of 2010 Lowell Thomas travel writing award.