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It's an early morning in Luang Prabang, January 1973. The small market stalls along the main street have opened but business doesn't seem to have taken off yet.
When this picture was taken, Laos was still at war. Luang Prabang was quiet most of the time except for occasional shellings of the airport or the outskirts of the city. The guerilla was very close, and although I didn't notice any lack of food, the local farmers may have had problems getting their products to the market.
Luang Prabang was characterized by several colourful Buddhist pagodas and monasteries and faded French colonial buildings. These days it's a major tourist hub and has probably seen a lot of restoration, but in 1973 very few foreigners came here.
This was scanned from a Kodachrome slide.

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