40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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  • A police vehicle burns during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, April 27, 2015.
  • A demonstrator walks past police with a brick as they respond to thrown objects, after the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, April 27, 2015.
  • Demonstrators jump on a damaged Baltimore police department vehicle during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland, April 27, 2015.
  • Firefighters battle a blaze, after rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers, April 27, 2015.
  • Protesters clash with police near Mondawmin Mall after Freddie Gray's funeral in Baltimore, Maryland, April 27, 2015.
  • A woman with goods looted from a store runs past burning vehicles during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland, April 27, 2015.
  • A woman cries as demonstrators throw rocks at Baltimore police during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland, April 27, 2015.
  • Smoke billows from a CVS Pharmacy store in Baltimore, Maryland, April 27, 2015.
  • Baltimore police officers arrive at a "Deals" store that was just vandalized and looted by rioters as darkness falls during clashes between rioters and police in Baltimore, Maryland, April 27, 2015.
  • Demonstrators throw rocks at Baltimore police during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland, April 27, 2015.
  • Policemen detain a protester near Mondawmin Mall after Freddie Gray's funeral in Baltimore, Maryland, April 27, 2015.
  • Demonstrators throw rocks at the police after the funeral of Freddie Gray, April 27, 2015, at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore.
  • A man walks past a burning police vehicle, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.
  • A Baltimore resident (R) trying to restore order in his neighborhood speaks to a protester during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland, April 27, 2015.

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English with Mani & Mori

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You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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Video All Thumbs (Movie: Minority Report)

You can say, "I was 'all thumbs' this morning when trying to tie this tie - I kept making mistakes and just couldn't figure a way to pull it together." What does it mean? Watch here.
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Video Carry Out (Movie: Jane Eyre)

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Video A Wake Up Call (Movie: Limitless)

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Video Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)

You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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