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In pictures: Life in rural Laos
Parched rice fields

The dry stumps of the previous crop are the only signs that this land was once fertile.

Villages like Ban Tha Pha never produce a harvest in the dry season, from November to May, as they have inadequate access to water and irrigation.

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