Childhood toys lost in a war-torn field have inspired an odd-looking invention which its young Dutch inventor hopes can help save thousands of lives and limbs in his native Afghanistan.
Brothers Massoud (L) and Mahmud Hassani show off their "mine kafon" at their Eindhoven workshop on December 19, 2012. The wind-driven gadget is designed to clear anti-personnel mines in their native Afghanistan.
Decades of war, notably the 1979-89 Soviet invasion, have left the rugged Afghan countryside littered with landmines that continue to exact a merciless toll, mainly on children.
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