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Tuesday, May 18, 1999 Published at 21:20 GMT 22:20 UK


World: Asia-Pacific

In pictures: Living with the legacy



The fields of eastern Laos are littered with the leftovers of war - much of it potentially deadly, but some of which has been adapted by local villagers into useful tools of daily life.


[ image: Cluster bomb cases make ideal stilts for village rice barns]
Cluster bomb cases make ideal stilts for village rice barns


[ image: Others have been transformed into herb gardens]
Others have been transformed into herb gardens


[ image: Or even bridges across small streams]
Or even bridges across small streams


[ image: Many still clearly display the manufacturers details]
Many still clearly display the manufacturers details


[ image: But thousands of otherwise fertile fields remain simply to dangerous to use]
But thousands of otherwise fertile fields remain simply to dangerous to use


[ image: A hospital poster warns of the danger that lurks in the fields]
A hospital poster warns of the danger that lurks in the fields


[ image: And public education campaigns get the message across]
And public education campaigns get the message across





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