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Photo shows ethnic minority group in Laos in 2003, photographer says

Published on 11/05/2021 at 11:10

A photo has circulated on social media alongside a claim it shows a group of South Vietnamese people shortly before they were killed by North Vietnamese troops at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The claim is false: the original photo, taken in 2003, shows members of a marginalised ethnic group who were living in Laos, where they had been fighting in a guerrilla war.