Pitcairn Island has selected its first woman mayor in its 214-year history after its former mayor - a convicted rapist - was sacked last week.
The Pacific island's governing council chose ex-mayor Steve Christian's sister, Brenda, to fill the post.
Mr Christian was one of six island men convicted in October of rapes and sex attacks over a span of 40 years.
Ms Christian will lead the 47-member island community until a formal election can be held on 15 December.
The BBC reports that she was selected unanimously by the seven-member governing council of the tiny British colony.