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A man paddles his wooden boat in an early morning crossing of the Lik River in Meuangfeuang district, Vientiane province. --Photo Phoonsab Thevongsa

Japanese students, officials from the Nambak district education and sports office in Luang Prabang province, children and teachers on Monday gather at the school field in Phoukou village when the Japanese students present educational supplies and clothing for use by the children and villagers. The Japanese visitors inspected the construction of five new classrooms, an office and two toilets. The facilities are expected to be complete by April 30, with the assistance of Japanese volunteers.--Photo district education and sports office

The slow pace of life in Meuangfeuang district where houses are surrounded by rice fields against a backdrop of karst mountains. --Photo Phoonsab Thevongsa

Most children use their phones whenever they have a spare moment but these children in Dongkhamxang village, Hadxaifong district, Vientiane, last week engaged in an activity to build personal relationships, without a phone to be seen.


The people of Nong Khon Kaen village make a huge khaogee (grilled sticky rice with egg) for display at their Boun Khaogee Festival on February 16, in a bid to attract visitors.  --Photo Monk Bounyuen Sirithammo

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