Sean Sutton / MAG

Phanop, Khammouane province, LAOS

An elephant called Bounmar drags a 2000lb bomb away from the village in preparation for a controlled explosion. A Mines Advisory Group (MAG) team which came to clear the area of unexploded ordnance (UXO) recruited Bounmar to help in their work.
Decades on, Laos is still living with the effects of the Vietnam war. Millions of bombs were dropped by US aircraft in Laos in an attempt to destroy the supply lines of North Vietnamese forces. Here in Bourlapha district, there were over 36,000 bombing missions. Many of the bombs remain deadly, with frequent accidents involving UXO.

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Sean Sutton / MAG
Phanop, Khammouane province
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47.85 x 30.63 cm (300 dpi)
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