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Laos had more bombs dropped on it than any other country in the world.... no wonder this is almost a "standard" laos ashtray-flowerpot holder....

That's the kind of flowerpot stand I'd like, it would match the my French helmet hanging flower basket.

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That's the kind of flowerpot stand I'd like, it would match the my French helmet hanging flower basket.

I saw about 20-30 of these around.... and we were not really travelling in the bombed out areas. Apparently on the plain of Jars there are tons and tons of these around.

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Very interesting photos ,just goes to show the scale of the job the deminers do.the artificial leg also shows the commitment of these guys,an old work colleague of mine has just lost his leg in the lebanon demining and in his words"as soon as im back on my feet im off back to work" :cheers: deminers everywhere

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Very interesting photos ,just goes to show the scale of the job the deminers do.the artificial leg also shows the commitment of these guys,an old work colleague of mine has just lost his leg in the lebanon demining and in his words"as soon as im back on my feet im off back to work" :cheers: deminers everywhere

Yes, reminds me of a surgeon I met in Afghanistan. Feeling that his community needed demining more than surgery (and the hospital had been destroyed anyway), he took up demining. Lost one arm and half the fingers on the other hand in a momembatry lapse of concentration (at the end of a ten hour day on nonstop demining). Also lost his surgical career. Now he's trying to start up a private school, but the school building has been destroyed three times by the occupation forces.

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