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  • Kachin Army scout

    A Kachin Independence Army scout

  • Kachin child digging

    A 14-year-old child soldier digging a bunker. The KIA accepts children, who do military practice and some manual labor, but do not fight.

  • Je Yang IDP camp

    Children at Je Yang internally displaced persons camp

  • Je Yang IDP camp

    Je Yang IDP camp

  • A Kachin solider stands guard.

    A Kachin Independence Army solider stands guard. Even at sunrise the temperature is well below zero. The KIA war-time headquarters at Pajau is more than 3,000 meters elevation.

  • Medical staff treat a landmine victim

    Medical staff treat a landmine victim

  • Kachin countryside

    Kachin countryside

  • Kachin soldiers

    Kachin Independence Army soldiers

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