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'Most Interesting Man' takes on landmines

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A Vermonter with international recognition is now using his fame to draw attention to a serious issue -- landmines.

Jonathan Goldsmith plays "the Most Interesting Man in the World" in the Dos Equis commercials. But in a video that has now gone viral, he partners with Clear Path International to detonate live bombs that have been unearthed from minefields and meet with bomb survivors.

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy says having seen the damage the landmines can do and he applauds their efforts to clear dangerous fields.

"Marcelle and I have gone in some of these landmine fields. You suddenly realize you're going to walk exactly "here" - not two inches one way or two inches another way, and it brings home to you what those people face every single day," Leahy says.

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