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- the MEO people -
 
 
 


Into Meo-land, - the jungle of north Thailand -
- the narrow path to the right is barely visible on this shot -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Snake!
- the dangers of the jungle -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


A village on the hill side
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


A Meo house, - and a look at the first Meos -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Meos
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Meos
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Meos
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Wondering
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


With a little help from an elder sister -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Into a Meo village
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


A Meo Princess - - ????
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Meo farming on a cleared jungle patch -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


The village shaman in trance, - chanting in front of his altar -
Apparently Buddhism had not yet reached this village, - they still believe in spirits - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


A Meo hunter testing his weapon -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Another Meo hunter proudly demonstrating his weapon, - a crossbow -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Meos
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Having fun with small brother -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


- doing some house work -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Meo life, - decorating cloth -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Meo life, - fetching water - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


- a final view of the Meo village -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Small Meos at work -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Just like the start, - I will end this series with a shot of the jungle in the "Opium Triangle" -
(Photography by karsten Petersen)
 
 

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      UPDATED:   June 23.2003
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