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Photos of village life in Laos, Southeast Asia [updated 2009-02-26]


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Hmomg girls waiting to play pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship game
Hmomg girls waiting to play pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship game


Boatman
Boatman


Lanten girl in traditional dress
Lanten girl in traditional dress


Pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship ritual among the Hmong hill tribes
Pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship ritual among the Hmong hill tribes


Litle boy near rice field
Litle boy near rice field


Lao woman
Lao woman


Lanten woman
Lanten woman


Hmong girl eating a banana
Hmong girl eating a banana


Lao kids in a Luang Namtha village
Lao kids in a Luang Namtha village


Hmong girl in traditional clothes chatting on her mobile phone
Hmong girl in traditional clothes chatting on her mobile phone


Lao kids
Lao kids


Hmong child
Hmong child


Children in a Luang Namtha village
Children in a Luang Namtha village


Woman in Luang Namtha village
Woman in Luang Namtha village


Lao girl
Lao girl


Lao kids in a Luang Namtha village
Lao kids in a Luang Namtha village


Girl waiting for boys to play pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship game among the Hill tribes in Laos
Girl waiting for boys to play pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship game among the Hill tribes in Laos


Lao children
Lao children


Boy preparing to go spearfishing
Boy preparing to go spearfishing


Hmong girls eating bananas
Hmong girls eating bananas


Pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship ritual among the Hmong hill tribes
Pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship ritual among the Hmong hill tribes


Lao Boatman
Lao Boatman


Pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship ritual among the Hmong hill tribes
Pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship ritual among the Hmong hill tribes


Hmong children in Laos
Hmong children in Laos


Hmong girl dressed up for a customary courtship game
Hmong girl dressed up for a customary courtship game


Hut along the Nam Tha River
Hut along the Nam Tha River


Hmong children in Laos
Hmong children in Laos


Village on the Nam Tha river
Village on the Nam Tha river


Lao kids in a Luang Namtha village
Lao kids in a Luang Namtha village


Girls preparing to play pov pob with the boys
Girls preparing to play pov pob with the boys




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