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While spending some time in Luang Prabang in northern Laos in January 1973, one day I went for a long walk in the countryside. The country was at war, but I had been assured that in this area there was no guerilla.
Walking through a small village, very quiet and peaceful and almost hidden behind a screen of trees, I still felt very strongly the vulnerability of the civilians in a war, the total defenselessness against troops suddenly bursting into their village. That made me feel like an intruder myself, and I almost imagined this old lady protecting her grandchildren against me. A strange feeling.
This was scanned from a Kodachrome slide.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1973-01-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-08-03 1:08
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