Photos: Looking for land mines

Photos: Looking for land mines

Summary: A device that adds GPR features to a standard metal detector is the latest tech advance in the search for buried explosives.

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  • antitank mine in Lebanon

    An antitank mine in the ground in southern Lebanon.

  • old ordnance

    Land mines are a threat in dozens of countries around the world, especially Africa and South Asia. Most are of fairly recent origin, but some unexploded ordnance--not just land mines, but also artillery shells and hand grenades--can date back decades.

  • some groups still use mines

    Fewer land mines are going into the ground than in years past, but some groups are still making active use of antipersonnel mines.

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