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mine exploding in Lebanon
A mine exploding in southern Lebanon.
dog sniff out mines
Dogs are increasingly being used in demining activities to sniff out the explosive ingredients of land mines and other ordnance. Typically, they don't replace metal detectors but rather work in a quality assurance role. This duo is taking a break June 23 at a cleared minefield in southern Lebanon.
flails in action
Motorized vehicles like this MV-4 Mini Flail from Croatian company DOK-ING are sometimes used on known or suspected minefields to trigger mines by beating the ground. While dramatic in action, flails, tillers and similar heavy machinery typically have a success rate below that of a person teamed with a metal detector or dog.