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Photos of hmong village 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 eating a banana
Hmong girl eating a banana


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


Hmong child
Hmong child


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 game
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


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


Hmong children in Laos
Hmong children in Laos


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


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


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


Kids playing a top spinning game
Kids playing a top spinning game


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


Hmong child in dragon jacket
Hmong child in dragon jacket


Children playing a traditional Lao top spinning game
Children playing a traditional Lao top spinning game


Hmong mother weaving straw thatch
Hmong mother weaving straw thatch


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


Hmong child
Hmong child


Hmong child in dragon jacket
Hmong child in dragon jacket


Hmong girls eating bananas
Hmong girls eating bananas


Hmong girl waiting for boys to play pov pob, a traditional ball-tossing courtship game
Hmong girl waiting for boys 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


Children playing a traditional Lao top spinning game
Children playing a traditional Lao top spinning game


Hmong child
Hmong child




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