Ecuador Land Mines Removed From Peruvian Border (PHOTOS)

01/18/2012 05:58 pm ET | Updated Jan 18, 2012

Past conflicts between Ecuador and Peru have left the landscape dotted with mines, and their removal is risky business. This important job is done by hand at the Peruvian and Ecuadorian border, as soldiers sweep the jungle with metal detectors searching for mines. Helicopters stand by to transport the wounded in case of an accident.

Below, see stunning photos of the soldiers at work:

Ecuador Mine Removal

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