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CAMBODIA--Part 2


Cambodia, part 1
PHNOM PENH
NEW YEAR'S IN THE CAPITAL


Offerings of Rice to the Temple Garner Merit for the Givers



Anybody Know What These "Sand Offerings" Represent?



Temple Goers Push Incense Sticks Into the Sand Cones...



...Then Grab a Handful of Sand and Pour It Over the Offering -- A Real Family Activity!



Tell Me Which One of These Four "Sand Offering" Photos You Think Should Be Included in the Final Site!



Washing the Buddha Statues is an Important Part of Welcoming the New Year



Bone Shrines Commemorate the Lives of Those Whose Bones Are Buried Underneath (They're Made of Concrete Because the Originals, More Beautiful, Were Destroyed by the Khmer Rouge)



Traditional Dance is Making a Major Come-Back...



...And Folk Dances Are Especially Popular



Boys Are Joining In on the Act as the Culture of the Past Is Being Brought Back to Life



Baby Powder is Replacing Rice Flour as the "Weapon of Choice" to Greet the New Year -- Watch Out or You're a Target, Too!


Cambodia, Part 3


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