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Limestone plateau of Lifou Island
The atolls of the Loyalty Islands are very different from the mountainous Grande-Terre, the main island of New Caledonia. Their limestone plateau pierced by multiple caves, chasms and water holes rarely rises more than 328ft (100m) above the sea. It falls steeply into the sea, like the Lifou coast of this photo, or is separated from it only by a narrow coastal terrace.
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