EAST TIMOR TROOPS PREPARE TO RECEIVE EQUIPMENT IN METINARO, EAST TIMOR.
Young East Timor soldiers prepare for distribution of their new
survival equipment and bags from U.N. peacekeepers in Metinaro, near
the territory's capital Dili, on February 28, 2002. The United Nations
currently administers the area which broke away from Indonesian rule in
1999 until the new nation declares its formal independence on May 20,
2002. REUTERS/Lirio da Fonseca