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Pacific islands lose a day in dateline warp
Samoa and Tokelau miss an entire day, December 30, after an official change in the time zone.
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2011 16:04

If you ever had the feeling that time is passing by too quickly, the people in the South Pacific islands of Samoa and Tokelau can relate.

Islanders are missing an entire day, Friday [December 30], after an official change in the time zone.

In the past, the inconvenience of being a day behind has meant lost business. However, to help win public support for the change, government has decreed that workers will still be paid and banks will not be allowed to charge interest for the missing day.

Al Jazeera's Nazanin Sadri reports.

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