Soldiers stand next to pieces of a Lao Airlines plane on Thursday after it crashed into the Mekong River near Pakse, Laos.
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October 17, 2013 One U.S. citizen was among the passengers in the turboprop that crashed into the Mekong River in southern Laos on Wednesday.
A Lao Airlines ATR similar to the one that crashed on Wednesday.
October 16, 2013 The plane reportedly went into the Mekong River on approach to an airport in the southern city of Pakse.
Kongthaly works at Thanaleng station, the first and only railway station in Laos. He received his training in Thailand, as the Laos station adopted their operating system from Thailand railway.
March 14, 2013 Ore Huiying's photo project shows how modernization in Southeast Asia is beginning to touch Laos, a quiet country in a dynamic region.
Former Hmong Gen. Vang Pao (right) in May 2000 during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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January 7, 2011 He was known to some of his countryman as the George Washington of the Hmong. Vang fought against the Japanese in World War II, the French in the 1950s and the North Vietnamese in the 1960s and '70s.
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