Bad timing for some Samoans
Samoa's ''great date robbery" scuttled the birthday celebrations of 775 residents and poured cold water on 43 wedding anniversaries in the island nation.
December 30 was rubbed off the Samoan calendar after Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi decided to move the dateline in a bid to aid his nation's business community.
Residents went to bed on December 29 and woke up on December 31 – aligned with New Zealand time.
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