Phnom Penh, Cambodia“The Cambodian people are beautiful people, full of life and hope, and considering their devastating and heartbreaking past, it is amazing to see these characteristics shine through. This photo was taken in the area of the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek - a place where the remains of innocent yet terrorised victims were burried by the Khmer Rouge in mass gravesites in the late 1970s. The people of Cambodia are moving forward together but will always remember and acknowled

Phnom Penh, Cambodia“The Cambodian people are beautiful people, full of life and hope, and considering their devastating and heartbreaking past, it is amazing to see these characteristics shine through. This photo was taken in the area of the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek - a place where the remains of innocent yet terrorised victims were burried by the Khmer Rouge in mass gravesites in the late 1970s. The people of Cambodia are moving forward together but will always remember and acknowled

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Supporters release balloons during a pre-election rally for the ruling Cambodian People's Party in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Supporters release balloons during a pre-election rally for the ruling Cambodian People's Party in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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In Cambodian legend, the Naga were a "serpent" race of beings who possessed a large empire or kingdom in the Pacific Ocean region. The Naga King's daughter married the king of Ancient Cambodia, and thus gave rise to the Cambodian people. This is why, still today, Cambodians say that they are "Born from the Naga".

In Cambodian legend, the Naga were a "serpent" race of beings who possessed a large empire or kingdom in the Pacific Ocean region. The Naga King's daughter married the king of Ancient Cambodia, and thus gave rise to the Cambodian people. This is why, still today, Cambodians say that they are "Born from the Naga".

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More of Today in Photos: http://abcn.ws/101612    Cambodian people watch as workers install a portrait of the late former king Norodom Sihanouk in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Camobodia, Oct. 16, 2012. Grieving Cambodians wore black ribbons and flags flew at half-mast Oct. 16 as the nation mourned the death of revered ex-king Norodom Sihanouk and prepared for the return of his body from China.

More of Today in Photos: http://abcn.ws/101612 Cambodian people watch as workers install a portrait of the late former king Norodom Sihanouk in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Camobodia, Oct. 16, 2012. Grieving Cambodians wore black ribbons and flags flew at half-mast Oct. 16 as the nation mourned the death of revered ex-king Norodom Sihanouk and prepared for the return of his body from China.

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Government soldier. Since the Lon Nol coup in March 1970, two groups fought for control of Cambodia - the Khmer National Armed Forces (FANK), supported by the USA, and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), pitted against the Cambodian People's National Liberation Armed Forces (composed of Maoist nationalists and Khmer Rouge communists), supported by North Vietnam and the Vietcong. --- Image by © Patrick Chauvel/Sygma/Corbis

Government soldier. Since the Lon Nol coup in March 1970, two groups fought for control of Cambodia - the Khmer National Armed Forces (FANK), supported by the USA, and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), pitted against the Cambodian People's National Liberation Armed Forces (composed of Maoist nationalists and Khmer Rouge communists), supported by North Vietnam and the Vietcong. --- Image by © Patrick Chauvel/Sygma/Corbis

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