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Multimedia Project Documents Cambodia’s Disappearing Magic

This week, the book called "“Vanishing Act: A Glimpse Into Cambodia’s World of Magic” accompanied by a photo exhibit from the research, was on display at an event at the Meta House in Phnom Penh. VOA Khmer's Phorn Bopha reports.
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A young woman views a photo of Buth Oeun, a fortune teller in Preah Sihanoukville, who uses cards to tell people’s fortune.
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A young woman views a photo of Buth Oeun, a fortune teller in Preah Sihanoukville, who uses cards to tell people’s fortune.

Book signing at ‘Meta House’ gallery in Phnom Penh.
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Book signing at ‘Meta House’ gallery in Phnom Penh.

Visitors take a closer look at another fortune teller, Seim Chantha, holding three smoked cigarettes in his hand.
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Visitors take a closer look at another fortune teller, Seim Chantha, holding three smoked cigarettes in his hand.

Visitors skim through the ‘Vanishing Act’ at the book launch Thursday.
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Visitors skim through the ‘Vanishing Act’ at the book launch Thursday.

Author Ryun Patterson and photographer Rick Valenzuela posed with a Cambodian student who helped with the translation of the ‘Vanishing Act’.
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Author Ryun Patterson and photographer Rick Valenzuela posed with a Cambodian student who helped with the translation of the ‘Vanishing Act’.

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