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Photos of hmong courtship game 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


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


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


Girls preparing to play pov pob, a traditional Hmong courtship game
Girls preparing to play pov pob, a traditional Hmong courtship game


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


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


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 girl in traditional clothes texting on a mobile phone
Hmong girl in traditional clothes texting on a mobile phone


Girls preparing to play pov pob, a traditional Hmong courtship game
Girls preparing to play pov pob, a traditional Hmong courtship game


Pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship game
Pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship game


Deforestation in Laos
Deforestation in Laos


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


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 child
Hmong child


Preparing to play pov pob
Preparing to play pov pob


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


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


Homg girls playing Pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship game
Homg girls playing Pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship game


Hmong child
Hmong child


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Homg girls playing Pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship game
Homg girls playing Pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship game


Deforestation in Laos
Deforestation in Laos


Waiting for the boys to play pov pob
Waiting for the boys to play pov pob




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