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LAOS--Part 4


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XIENG KHUANG PROVINCE




Inside a Fifteen-Seat Yun-12 Airplane (WHOA!)



Just a Few of the Many Kinds of Mines and Bombs
Used in Lao During the "Secret War" of the U.S.



The Lao Use What They Find:
A Fence Made of Bomb Casings


The Logo for the Mines Advisory Group:
Trying to Save Lives from Millions and Millions of Mines



A Humongous Jar at Hai Hin, the "Plain of Jars"



A Statue of Kaysone, The Lao PDR's First President



Some Young Hmong Children



A Burned-Out House at Ban Sieng Dii:
Some Hmong Still Seek Independence Through Rebellion



Some More Hmong Children



The Jars at Site Three, Hai Hin



A Mountain Rice Field During the Dry Season



A House in a Village of the Khammu, Lao's Original Inhabitants



A House of the Lao Loum, the Country's Majority People



A Dish of Foe: Vietnamese Influence in Lao



Bomb Craters Cover the Landscape of Xieng Khuang,
A Reminder That Lao is the "Most Bombed Country Ever"


Next Laos installment COMING SOON!



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