A statue of Chao Anuwong (left), the fifth and last king of the Kingdom of Lan Xang, is situated on the banks of the Mekong River in Vientiane.
A little girl enjoys the sunset by the Mekong in Vientiane.
Rollerblading by the Mekong is a popular form of exercise at this public park in the Laos capital.
Water taxi captains in Luang Prabang take a break after ferrying tourists to riverside attractions.
This woman is from Huay Sui village. She will be forced to leave her home, along with the rest of the village, if construction of the Xayaburi dam continues.
A man from Talan village near the site of the Xayaburi dam project squats by his villageâ€™s own hydropower generator. Locals depend solely on hydropower because they donâ€™t have an electricity supply.
A child holds a chicken on a ferry across the Mekong in Luang Prabang. Water transport is essential in Laos because many roads are in poor condition.
A birdâ€™s-eye view of Luang Prabang and the Mekong River. The city is a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Laos.