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Fijian tribal elders on Vanua Levu perform a kava ceremony on 17 June 2015 for the crew of the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during Pacific Partnership 2015. US and Fijian engineers worked together to build a new classroom at the Viani Primary School and celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Photo courtesy of the US Navy/ Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mayra A. Conde.