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Sun sets on an inuksuk (plural inuksuit) (alternatively inukshuk in English or inukhuk in Inuinnaqtun) in St-Michel de Bellechasse, Qc, August 1th, 2010. Inuksuk is a stone landmark used as a milestone or directional marker by the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. They vary in shape and size, and perform a diverse array of tasks. It is a symbol with deep roots in the Inuit culture, a directional marker that signifies safety, hope and friendship.