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MAG Vietnam safely removed a massive unexploded bomb in Cha Lo village in Minh Hoa district.
The 1000lb air-dropped bomb was found by a construction company.
The construction workers discovered the bomb while they were excavating to expand a busy road that leads to the Vietnam and Laos border crossing.
As soon as they discovered the bomb, the understandably panicked construction workers suspended work immediately. The dangerous item was then reported to the local authority, marked and guarded by the local military.
At the request of the local authority, MAG deployed a Multi Task Team to the site and safely removed the bomb, enabling the construction to resume and bringing safety to construction workers and other nearby people.
The lethal item was then transported to MAG controlled demolition site in Quang Binh where it was destroyed.
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The spectacular view of Pre Rup from the inner eastern gopuram. The interesting thing I find about all Angkor's great Hindu temples was its planned intention to impress the visitor with the use of perspective and scale. But who were they trying to impress? The temples in their time served only the king, brahmins and royalty. It would be unthinkable for a lay Khmer in the 10th century to ever get access to the temple's inner enclosure, unlike the privilege modern tourists have. Yet, each temple was built to impress visitors for a millennium. Did the khmer monarchs have a very deliberate sense of permanence in the legacy they were designing?