The women clearing Sri Lanka’s mines
Charles Haviland – BBC News – Wednesday, 17 October 2012
When Sri Lanka’s long civil came to an end in 2009, the town of Puthukudiyiruppu was left with a grim legacy. Landmines and other unexploded devices lie behind every tree, in every ditch, in houses, churches and temples.
But now efforts are under way to rid the country of this scourge once and for all.
At sunrise 12 women deminers laugh and joke as they prepare for work . . .
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