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4 p.m. — Leave Your Shoes At The Door

Civil Beat is here at the Hawaiian Studies Department Theatre at the University of Hawaii for Day 3 of the Moana Nui summit. The first thing that struck us: the footwear, or lack thereof.

Many of those inside the building have ditched their shoes in a large pile, much like you’d see at the front door of a house party or other family gathering here in Hawaii. Here’s a small sample:

We’ll have more later on the discussion here of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade issues. But for now we’ll note the bare feet, which you aren’t likely to see at the CEO summit or other official APEC events.

— Michael Levine

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