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05 Jul 2006 description

Felix, a German Shepherd, has been hunting mines now for five years. - It's a marathon every day. The dogs have to be in extremely good physical shape, says dog trainer Håkon Ovland of Norwegian People's Aid.

Text and photos: Fredrik Larsen

The sun blazes down from a cloudless sky and the thermometer has long since passed 30 degrees. A piece of land out in the North Bosnian countryside is soon to become cultivable ground for the local farmers but, before this is possible, all the land mines from the civil war have to be cleared.