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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center with Philippines Foreign Affaires Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., left, and Laos Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith, right, participates in a joint press conference of the Co-Chairs Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers' meeting on the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia in Vientiane, Laos.

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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, arrives at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, Laos. The foreign ministers of Association of Southeast Asian Nations are meeting in Laos to discuss ways to curb the spread of the new virus infections.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj shakes hands with her Laotian counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith, in Vientiane.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses during the 9th India-Lao PDR Joint Commission Meeting, in Vientiane.

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A woman carrying her baby waits out at a shelter in Paksong town, Champasak province, Laos.

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Villager Phon Vuongchonpu and his grandchildren take refuge at a shelter in Paksong town, Champasak province, Laos. Rescuers were searching for villagers left missing when part of a newly built dam broke in southeastern Laos, flooding the surrounding countryside and killing at least 19 people.

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In this image from video, people are evacuated through the floodwaters from a collapsed dam in southeastern Laos. Rescue efforts are ongoing in villages flooded after part of a newly built hydroelectric dam was breached in southeastern Laos.

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A boat is delivered to the flooded village area in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, Laos.

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Houses and vehicles are abandoned in floodwater in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, Laos.

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A house and motorbike are abandoned in a flooded village in the Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, Laos.

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A man paddles his boat through a flooded village in the Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, Laos.

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Village structures are left in floodwater in the Samamxay district, Attapeu province, Laos.

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A villager takes refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos.

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Kongvilay Inthavong and his wife Thongla clean up their house as the floodwaters start to recede i in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, Laos.

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People sit on a makeshift barge in flooded village in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, Laos. Authorities and the builder are investigating why a dam in southeastern Laos collapsed earlier this week, killing at least two dozen people and leaving over a hundred missing.

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Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos.

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Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos. The official Lao news agency KPL reported that the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, releasing large amounts of water that swept away houses and made more than 6,600 people homeless.

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In this image from video, people on a boat are evacuated in the floodwaters from a collapsed dam in southeastern Laos. Rescue efforts are ongoing in villages flooded after part of a newly built hydroelectric dam was breached in southeastern Laos.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama during a bilateral meeting at 28th and 29th ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to deliver his statement at the start of the ASEAN-India summit in the ongoing 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other related summits at the National Convention Center, in Vientiane, Laos.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (center) with Myanmar State Counselor, Aung San Suu Kyi (left), Laos PM Thongloun Sisoulith and other delegates during a group photo for the 14th Asean-India summit in Vientiane, Laos.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi assists Myanmar Foreign Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for a brief photo session prior to the start of the ASEAN-India summit in the ongoing 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other related summits at the National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, talks to U.S. President Barack Obama prior to the start of the East Asia Summit on the last day of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other related summits at the National Convention Center, in Vientiane, Laos.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed upon his arrival at Vientiane International airport, in Laos.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed upon his arrival at Vientiane International airport, in Laos.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival at Vientiane International airport, in Laos.

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U.S. President Barack Obama drinks from a fresh coconut along the banks of the Mekong River in the Luang Prabang, Laos.

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U.S. President Barack Obama pauses in the Ho Raj Rod, or Carriage House, as he tours the Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple in Luang Prabang, Laos.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in white, walks away with officials following the ASEAN summit plenary meeting at National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos.

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Southeast Asian leaders link arms at the opening of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other related summits in the National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos. From left to right; Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, Laos' President Bounnhang Vorachith, Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo.

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U.S. President Barack Obama waves upon his arrival at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, Laos. Obama will be meeting the leaders of the Association of Southern Asian Nations (ASEAN) at a summit aimed at strengthening the U.S.- ASEAN strategic partnership.

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Laotian soldiers guard the National Convention Center, the venue for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other related summits in Vientiane, Laos.

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Flags of the 10-member ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and its dialogue partners are placed around the Patuxay Monument in downtown Vientiane, Laos. Laos is this year's host of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and related summits that include the United States, Canada, Russia, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and India.

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Performers rehearse their number prior to the opening of the 10-member ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting ahead of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other related summits in Vientiane, Laos.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj shakes hands with Thongloun Sisoulith, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Laos after signing an agreement in New Delhi .

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TV Grab: Shows the scene of a plane crash in a forested area of Xiangkhoung province, Laos. The Lao air force plane carrying senior government officials crashed, killing at least five people on board, including the country's defense minister, Thai officials said.

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A Lao soldier places incense sticks into the ground beside the wreckage left by a Lao Airlines turboprop plane as he pays his respects to the victims of Wednesday's ill-fated flight, in Pakse in Laos .The aircraft ran into extreme bad weather conditions and crashed into the Mekong River, killing all 49 people onboard.

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