Kahuna Blessing at Chain of Craters Road
When lava flow from Kilauea Volcano's Pu'u O'o vent threatened to cover two main access routes in the town of Pahoa, the National Parks Service worked quickly with State and Federal organizations to construct an emergency access route between the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kalpana along the previously lava-covered portion of the old Chain of Craters Road. Before construction began, a kahuna blessed the site in a traditional Hawaiian ceremony.
This photo was published by National Geographic as part of the "Daily Dozen" series of editors' favorite photos.
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