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Lao soldiers and policemen work on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the scene where a Lao Airlines turboprop plane hit hard before skidding into the Mekong River in Pakse, Laos, on Wednesday. The aircraft crashed after running into extremely bad weather conditions; all 49 people on board were killed. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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Lao soldiers and policemen work on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the scene where a Lao Airlines turboprop plane hit hard before skidding into the Mekong River in Pakse, Laos, on Wednesday. The aircraft crashed after running into extremely bad weather conditions; all 49 people on board were killed. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton place flowers at a statue after during a tour of the Ho Phra Keo Temple, in Vientiane, Laos, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendon Smialowski, Pool)

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Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks with Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong Wednesday during her historic visit to Laos, the first by a U.S. secretary of state since 1955. She also visited a Buddhist temple and viewed artificial limbs at a center that provides free prosthetics to Laotians wounded by bombs left over from the Vietnam War. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton place flowers at a statue after during a tour of the Ho Phra Keo Temple, in Vientiane, Laos, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendon Smialowski, Pool)

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong meet at the Prime Minister's Office in Vientiane, Laos, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendon Smialowski, Pool)

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong meet at the Prime Minister's Office in Vientiane, Laos, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendon Smialowski, Pool)

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U.S. Marines carry the body of one of the 18 slain comrades on a south Vietnamese hilltop south of Khe Sahn to an evacuation point on June 17, 1968, during the Vietnam War. The men died more than a week ago in a clash near a road being built by North Vietnamese forces from nearby Laos into extreme northwestern south Vietnam. An American flag, found on one of the bodies, flies at half staff (AP Photo/Henri Huet)