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A Buddhist monk poses next to unexploded bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang in Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Buddhist monk poses next to unexploded bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang in Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Buddhist monk poses next to unexploded bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang in Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A girl poses at an entrance of her house next to a bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A girl poses at an entrance of her house next to a bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A girl poses at an entrance of her house next to a bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A woman walks past a restaurant decorated with unexploded bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman walks past a restaurant decorated with unexploded bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman walks past a restaurant decorated with unexploded bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A label is seen on a bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A label is seen on a bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A label is seen on a bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Mr. Soud, 40, who was injured by an unexploded bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War when he was 10 years old, sits in his house in the village of Kakho in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Mr. Soud, 40, who was injured by an unexploded bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War when he was 10 years old, sits in his house in the village of Kakho in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva...more

Mr. Soud, 40, who was injured by an unexploded bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War when he was 10 years old, sits in his house in the village of Kakho in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A fence made of bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, is seen in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A fence made of bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, is seen in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A fence made of bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, is seen in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A boy stands in front of a house built on bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A boy stands in front of a house built on bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A boy stands in front of a house built on bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Mr. Soud, 40, who was injured by an unexploded bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War when he was 10 years old, sits in his house in the village of Kakho in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Mr. Soud, 40, who was injured by an unexploded bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War when he was 10 years old, sits in his house in the village of Kakho in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva...more

Mr. Soud, 40, who was injured by an unexploded bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War when he was 10 years old, sits in his house in the village of Kakho in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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An unexploded bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War found by technicians from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG), is seen in a field at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An unexploded bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War found by technicians from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG), is seen in a field at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva ...more

An unexploded bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War found by technicians from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG), is seen in a field at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) pauses in a field while searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) pauses in a field while searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva ...more

A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) pauses in a field while searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) works in a field searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) works in a field searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016....more

A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) works in a field searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) holds a trigger before destroying unexploded bombs and ordnance found in a field, that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) holds a trigger before destroying unexploded bombs and ordnance found in a field, that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang...more

A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) holds a trigger before destroying unexploded bombs and ordnance found in a field, that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) poses for a photograph in a field while searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) poses for a photograph in a field while searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016....more

A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) poses for a photograph in a field while searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A man walks past a house standing on bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A man walks past a house standing on bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A man walks past a house standing on bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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An unexploded bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War is seen decorating a hotel in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An unexploded bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War is seen decorating a hotel in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An unexploded bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War is seen decorating a hotel in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A courtyard is used as a deposit of bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A courtyard is used as a deposit of bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A courtyard is used as a deposit of bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A courtyard is used as a deposit of bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A courtyard is used as a deposit of bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A courtyard is used as a deposit of bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A crater created by a bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force plane during the Vietnam War, is seen in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A crater created by a bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force plane during the Vietnam War, is seen in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A crater created by a bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force plane during the Vietnam War, is seen in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) works in a field searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) works in a field searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016....more

A technician from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) works in a field searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Technicians from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) work in a field searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Technicians from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) work in a field searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016....more

Technicians from the NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG) work in a field searching for unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, at Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A woman poses at an entrance of her house next to bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman poses at an entrance of her house next to bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A woman poses at an entrance of her house next to bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War is used to grow plants in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War is used to grow plants in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War is used to grow plants in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A man makes spoons by melting the bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A man makes spoons by melting the bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A man makes spoons by melting the bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Public workers play petanque in a courtyard used as a deposit of bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Public workers play petanque in a courtyard used as a deposit of bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Public workers play petanque in a courtyard used as a deposit of bombs dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in Xieng Khouang, Laos September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Toui Bounmy Sidavong, 43, holds a bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Toui Bounmy Sidavong, 43, holds a bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Toui Bounmy Sidavong, 43, holds a bomb dropped by the U.S. Air Force planes during the Vietnam War, in the village of Ban Napia in Xieng Khouang province, Laos September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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