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September 05, 2013

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Photo taken the day before he crossed the Mekong river
Photo taken the day before he crossed the Mekong river
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Courtesy of Yee Chang (young boy on the left)

Fleeing From Laos

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BBC World Service

When Laos’ two-decade civil war ended in 1973, so did the American-led fight against Vietnamese communists, also known as the “secret war.” But when the fighting stopped, many of the country's Hmong people who had supported the Americans had to flee the country escape persecution.

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