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Albania. Province of Kruma. Lata. On the border between Albania and Kosovo. Swiss Foundation for Mine Action ( Fédération suisse de déminage - FSD). A deminer neutralizes a PMA-1A mine laid by the serbs. Mine -clearing and clearance operations of landmines and unexplosed ordnance (UXO). A minesweeper at work in a steep land, covered in thick vegetation (forest) and with difficult access which makes the work slow. Demining or mine clearance is the process of removing  land mines from an area, while minesweeping describes the act of detecting of mines. There are two distinct types of mine detection and removal: military and humanitarian. Minesweepers rely on metal detectors. 20.09.03 © 2003 Didier Ruef