ASTCA employees wearing pink for 'Pinktober'
The women of ASTCA’s Finance Division, wearing pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Pinktober), while closing off their Customer Service Week. [photo: courtesy]
A little girl performing her White Sunday siva
This precious little one can hardly contain her excitement as she performs at the Vailoa CCCAS White Sunday celebration, Oct. 13, 2019.  [photo: Salima Eucharist Elisara Reupena]
Children parading to White Sunday celebration in Samoa
A uniquely Samoan celebration is unfolding this weekend as Sunday dawns around the world.  White Sunday is celebrated wherever Samoan communities are present, including New Zealand, and Australia, Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fort Hood (Texas), and at other U.S. military bases around the world. In Samoan — children across the dateline (pictured) where honored during their big day yesterday. (Photo: Vaitogi Asuisui Matafeo / Samoa Observer)
ASTCA employees wearing pink for 'Pinktober'
A little girl performing her White Sunday siva
Children parading to White Sunday celebration in Samoa

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