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laos - Luang Prabang

In a small village outside of luang Prabang, Laos an old man was watching over a small group of young children while at the same time shaving sticks to build what appeared to be a small stool or chair. We were told he was making a "Birthing chair".

 

Luang Prabang, or Louangphrabang (Lao: ຫລວງພະບາງ, IPA: /luaŋ pʰabaːŋ/), is a city located in north central Laos, on the Mekong River about 425 km north of Vientiane, and the capital ofLouangphrabang Province. The current population of the city is about 103,000

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Taken on August 9, 2007