Easter Island rebounds from wildfire that singed its statues


              A ship that supplies Easter Island with products from Chile's mainland is anchored off Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, seen from a restaurant, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. The quickest way to get here is a six-hour flight from Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Moai statues stand on Ahu Tongariki, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov, 27, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A Virgin Mary statue, with the physiognomy of the Rapanui people, stands on an altar at the Catholic Church of the Holy Cross in Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Monday, Nov, 21 , 2022. The first Europeans arrived to Rapa Nui in 1722, soon followed by missionaries, when Rapanui religiosity began to intertwine with Christianity. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Chilean newlyweds Daniela Figueroa and Ricardo Torres, from Puerto Montt, Chile, look at moai statues at sunrise as they get cell phone photos taken by their tour guide on Ahu Tongariki, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The couple spent their honeymoon on the island after COVID-19 restrictions did not allow them to hold the actual ceremony here earlier in the year. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A person places a karone tiare necklace of flowers on the gravesite cross of local horse breeder and former military diver Emilio Araki during his burial at the cemetery in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. The first Europeans arrived to Rapa Nui in 1722, soon followed by missionaries, when Rapanui religiosity began to intertwine with Christianity. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Fisherman Ariki Tepano arrives with tourists to the fishermen's cove near moai statues, top left, on Ahu Tongariki after giving a sightseeing tour of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Monday, Nov, 28, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Moai statues stand on Ahu Tongariki near the Rano Raraku volcano, top, on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Moai statues stand on the slope of the Rano Raraku volcano on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Each of them – the nearly 400 on the volcano and more than 500 others elsewhere on the island -- represents an ancestor. A creator of words and music. A protector. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              An acolyte carries the Eucharist after communion during Mass at the Church of the Holy Cross on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. The first Europeans arrived to Rapa Nui in 1722, soon followed by missionaries, when Rapanui religiosity began to intertwine with Christianity. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Rapa Nui is surrounded by the southeastern Pacific Ocean, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The Polynesian territory now belongs to Chile and is widely known as Easter Island. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              The sun rises behind a line of moai statues on Ahu Tongariki, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Moai statues stand on Ahu Tongariki near the Rano Raraku volcano, top, on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Moai statues stand on the slope of the Rano Raraku volcano on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Each of them – the nearly 400 on the volcano and more than 500 others elsewhere on the island -- represents an ancestor. A creator of words and music. A protector. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              An acolyte carries the Eucharist after communion during Mass at the Church of the Holy Cross on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. The first Europeans arrived to Rapa Nui in 1722, soon followed by missionaries, when Rapanui religiosity began to intertwine with Christianity. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Rapa Nui is surrounded by the southeastern Pacific Ocean, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The Polynesian territory now belongs to Chile and is widely known as Easter Island. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              The sun rises behind a line of moai statues on Ahu Tongariki, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A Virgin Mary statue, with the physiognomy of the Rapanui people, stands on an altar at the Catholic Church of the Holy Cross in Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Monday, Nov, 21 , 2022. The first Europeans arrived to Rapa Nui in 1722, soon followed by missionaries, when Rapanui religiosity began to intertwine with Christianity. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A person places a karone tiare necklace of flowers on the gravesite cross of local horse breeder and former military diver Emilio Araki during his burial at the cemetery in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. The first Europeans arrived to Rapa Nui in 1722, soon followed by missionaries, when Rapanui religiosity began to intertwine with Christianity. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Moai statues stand on the slope of the Rano Raraku volcano on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Each of them – the nearly 400 on the volcano and more than 500 others elsewhere on the island -- represents an ancestor. A creator of words and music. A protector. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Rapa Nui is surrounded by the southeastern Pacific Ocean, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The Polynesian territory now belongs to Chile and is widely known as Easter Island. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A Virgin Mary statue, with the physiognomy of the Rapanui people, stands on an altar at the Catholic Church of the Holy Cross in Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Monday, Nov, 21 , 2022. The first Europeans arrived to Rapa Nui in 1722, soon followed by missionaries, when Rapanui religiosity began to intertwine with Christianity. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A person places a karone tiare necklace of flowers on the gravesite cross of local horse breeder and former military diver Emilio Araki during his burial at the cemetery in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. The first Europeans arrived to Rapa Nui in 1722, soon followed by missionaries, when Rapanui religiosity began to intertwine with Christianity. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Moai statues stand on the slope of the Rano Raraku volcano on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Each of them – the nearly 400 on the volcano and more than 500 others elsewhere on the island -- represents an ancestor. A creator of words and music. A protector. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Rapa Nui is surrounded by the southeastern Pacific Ocean, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The Polynesian territory now belongs to Chile and is widely known as Easter Island. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A ship that supplies Easter Island with products from Chile's mainland is anchored off Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, seen from a restaurant, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. The quickest way to get here is a six-hour flight from Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Moais statues stand on Ahu Tongariki, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov, 27, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              The sea hits the rocks of a fishermen's cove near Ahu Tongariki and Rano Raraku volcano, behind, on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represent an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A Virgin Mary statue, with the physiognomy of the Rapanui people, stands on an altar at the Catholic Church of the Holy Cross in Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Monday, Nov, 21 , 2022. The first Europeans arrived to Rapa Nui in 1722, soon followed by missionaries, when Rapanui religiosity began to intertwine with Christianity. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Chilean newlyweds Daniela Figueroa and Ricardo Torres, from Puerto Montt, Chile, look at moais statues at sunrise as they get cell phone photos taken by their tour guide on Ahu Tongariki, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The couple spent their honeymoon on the island after COVID-19 restrictions did not allow them to hold the actual ceremony here earlier in the year. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Valeria Salfate hugs Rusio, the horse that belonged to her late friend Emilio Araki during his burial at the cemetery in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Araki was a horse breeder and former military diver. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A person places a karone tiare necklace of flowers on the gravesite cross of local horse breeder and former military diver Emilio Araki during his burial at the cemetery in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. The first Europeans arrived to Rapa Nui in 1722, soon followed by missionaries, when Rapanui religiosity began to intertwine with Christianity. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Locals attend the burial ceremony of Emilio Araki, a horse breeder, at the cemetery in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. The Catholic priest said that the hat he wears was gifted to him by the local Rapanui community, as a symbol of hierarchy. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A tourist walks past a Rapanui dancer welcoming arrivals at the Mataveri airport in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2022. Rapa Nui reopened after COVID-19 restrictions from March 2020 to August 2022 kept foreigners away from the island which depends 80% on tourism for its economy. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Fisherman Ariki Tepano arrives with tourists to the fishermen's cove near moais statues, top left, on Ahu Tongariki after giving a sightseeing tour of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Monday, Nov, 28, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Fisherman Christopher Teao stands in the fishermen's cove after a day of fishing in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Home to about 7,700 people – about half of them with Rapanui ancestry -- Rapa Nui is one of the world's most isolated inhabited islands. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Moai statues stand on Anakena beach on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represent an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              History teacher Konturi Atán, teaches Rapanui history at Eugenio Eyraud Catholic school in Hanga Roa in Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Atán says he constantly tries to incorporate Rapanui culture into the curriculum guidelines designed by Chilean authorities. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              The family of Carolina Espinoza makes a circle around her and her newborn Himene as part of a a ceremony presenting her daughter to the sea, on Ovahe Beach on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A small replica of a moai statue stands on an altar with religious iconology in the administration office at the Eugenio Eyraud Catholic school in Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui or Easter Island, Chile, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The first Europeans arrived to Rapa Nui in 1722, soon followed by missionaries, when Rapanui religiosity began to intertwine with Christianity. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Moai statues stand o Ahu Tongariki near the Rano Raraku volcano, top, on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A wheelbarrow holding rakes and brooms sits by a mural depicting the sea, at a hotel under repairs in Hagan Roa, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. For two years there were no tourists, when the mayor banned foreigners from entering the island to protect the community from COVID-19. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Moai statues stand on the slope of the Rano Raraku volcano on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Each of them – the nearly 400 on the volcano and more than 500 others elsewhere on the island -- represents an ancestor. A creator of words and music. A protector. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              An acolyte carries the Eucharist after communion during Mass at the Church of the Holy Cross on Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. The first Europeans arrived to Rapa Nui in 1722, soon followed by missionaries, when Rapanui religiosity began to intertwine with Christianity. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Rapa Nui is surrounded by the southeastern Pacific Ocean, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The Polynesian territory now belongs to Chile and is widely known as Easter Island. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              Itapua Ika plays a ukulele by a pit where volcanic stones and wood burn, before placing meat covered with banana leaves for the traditional Rapanui feast called the umu, at the restaurant run by his family called Te Ra'ai in Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Through 18 years of operation, the eatery has welcomed up to 120 foreigners per day, but from March 2020 to last August there were none, due to COVID-19 restrictions banning foreigners from entering the island. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              A moai stands behind the Rano Raraku volcano on Ahu Tongariki, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
            
              The sun rises behind a line of moais statues on Ahu Tongariki, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island's Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Easter Island rebounds from wildfire that singed its statues