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What do the men do all day? I'm not sure -- maybe drink Beer Lao, play petanque? But as far as I can tell from my passages through Asia, it's the women who do all the heavy work.

This woman, for example, chops, trims, stacks, and carries firewood home. From her white leggings you can tell she is part of the Lanten group. They're noted for, among other things, their basketry.