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A cattle skull painted with the Shona words for "mine" and "you die" warn Zimbabweans to keep out of this minefield. Livestock are common victims of landmines, causing severe financial losses for their owners. (Department of State photo)

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future