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Residents of close-knit American Samoa are pulling together to help Pago Pago recover from Tuesday's devastating earthquake and tsunami, one of them told CNN on Wednesday.

"That's how we operate over here in American Samoa -- basically everyone is related," said iReporter Maneafaiga T. Lagafuaina, 29, of the town of Lu'uuli. "And I know, at this time, especially with what American Samoa has experienced, we have pulled together as one.

"Families and friends from both ends of the island have found ways to volunteer and to help out with the village of Pago with the disaster that they're going through right now," said Lagafuaina, who runs the computer system for the Pacific territory's legislature. Read full article »

CNN's Zain Verjee in London, England, contributed to this report.

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