A woman participates in the October referendum in Nouméa, New Caledonia.

ADDS CITY – A woman participates in a referendum in Noumea, New Caledonia, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, whether voters choose independence from France. Voters in New Caledonia, a French archipelago in the South Pacific, are deciding Sunday whether they want independence from France in a referendum that marks a milestone in a three-decade decolonization effort. (AP Photo/Mathurin Derel)