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On Dao Island , Vietnam, an elderly woman dressed in black, kneels amid young children praying for peace and an end to the Vietnam War. The island is actually named Phoung and was an island of peace where prayer and meditation was the routine, 24 hours a day. There were no weapons or bases and the island enjoyed a kind of immunity from all sides in the war.

Tim Page who took the picture says the following about Phuong in his book "Nam":

"It looked like an oriental Disneyland: a large concrete prayer platform on stilts above the mud and mangrove with tons of concrete sculpts rising from it representing the various mythologies of Vietnam...This was the place where a lot of us would go between field trips for weekends of solace, quite of being, alive and in touch with the self, a step back from the insanity."

Praying for Peace