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With a long-stemmed ladle, Vanthon pulls shiny, molten metal from a kiln and deftly pours it into a mold carved in a wooden block. Seconds later, she prizes out a silver colored dove that was once shrapnel from a bomb dropped in Ban Napia village in the north eastern province of Xieng Khouang in Laos, the most heavily bombed country per capita in the world.MAG estimates that about 1,600 square kilometers of land -- roughly the size of Greater London -- still needs clearing in Laos, one of the world's poorest countries.The country is also luring more foreign investment to build much-needed infrastructure and generate jobs, but most villagers in Laos have few livelihood options, particularly in Xieng Khouang, where much of the land is still off-limits because of the bombs.Article 22 only works with shrapnel, or bombs that have already exploded, so the villagers are not at risk, Suda said.
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