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Photo Gallery: Cambodian Youth Learn “Coopetition” From Global Robotics Challenge

The Cambodian youth robotics team finished 22nd overall in the three-day debut First Global Challenge robotics Olympics. Teams from more than 150 countries competed in the three-day event, which ended Tuesday. The six-member Cambodian team from two high schools in rural Siem Reap province said that they performed better than expected, finishing ahead of more than 120 teams. The Siem Reap science students told VOA Khmer that the competition helped them to learn to cooperate with science students from other countries. At the event closing, the leaders of First Global, which organized this first annual robotics Olympics, and World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, told attendees that the fusion of human cooperation and competition – 'coopetition' -- and the effective use of technology are both critical to solving global and generational challenges.
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Members of the Cambodian robotics team pose for photo after a their final contest at the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., July 16-18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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Members of the Cambodian robotics team pose for photo after a their final contest at the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., July 16-18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

Former Democratic congressman and retired U.S. Navy Admiral Joe Sestak, president of First Global, talks to VOA Khmer reporter Sophat Soeung after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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Former Democratic congressman and retired U.S. Navy Admiral Joe Sestak, president of First Global, talks to VOA Khmer reporter Sophat Soeung after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

លោក Joe Sestak ប្រធាន​អង្គការ​ First Global ថត​ជាមួយ​ក្រុម​អឺរ៉ុប​ (Team Europe) ដែល​ជា​ក្រុម​ជ័យ​លាភី​មេដាយ​មាស​ បន្ទាប់​ពី​ការ​បញ្ចប់​ជា​ស្ថាពរ​ ការ​ប្រកួត​បញ្ជា​មនុស្ស​យន្ត​អន្តរជាតិ​ First Global Challenge នៅ​សាល​សម្តែង​សិល្បៈ​ DAR Constitution Hall ក
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លោក Joe Sestak ប្រធាន​អង្គការ​ First Global ថត​ជាមួយ​ក្រុម​អឺរ៉ុប​ (Team Europe) ដែល​ជា​ក្រុម​ជ័យ​លាភី​មេដាយ​មាស​ បន្ទាប់​ពី​ការ​បញ្ចប់​ជា​ស្ថាពរ​ ការ​ប្រកួត​បញ្ជា​មនុស្ស​យន្ត​អន្តរជាតិ​ First Global Challenge នៅ​សាល​សម្តែង​សិល្បៈ​ DAR Constitution Hall ក

Former Democratic congressman and retired U.S. Navy Admiral Joe Sestak, president of First Global, takes photo with gold medalist Team Europe after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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Former Democratic congressman and retired U.S. Navy Admiral Joe Sestak, president of First Global, takes photo with gold medalist Team Europe after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

A member of Team Europe robotics team show the gold medal the team won after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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A member of Team Europe robotics team show the gold medal the team won after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

Cambodian robotics team members take a selfie with members of the Australian robotics team after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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Cambodian robotics team members take a selfie with members of the Australian robotics team after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

A member of the Cambodian robotics team signs on another country's team member's shirt after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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A member of the Cambodian robotics team signs on another country's team member's shirt after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

Another member of the Cambodian robotics team signs on another country's team member's shirt after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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Another member of the Cambodian robotics team signs on another country's team member's shirt after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

A member of the Cambodian robotics team talks to VOA reporters after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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A member of the Cambodian robotics team talks to VOA reporters after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

Mayank Govilla, a volunteer mentor for Cambodian robotics team during the FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. July 16-18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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Mayank Govilla, a volunteer mentor for Cambodian robotics team during the FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. July 16-18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

Ung Savy, Country Director & Superintendent of Caring For Cambodia, signs on a poster of the Mexican robotics team after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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Ung Savy, Country Director & Superintendent of Caring For Cambodia, signs on a poster of the Mexican robotics team after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

A member of the Cambodian robotics team signs on another country's team member's shirt after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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A member of the Cambodian robotics team signs on another country's team member's shirt after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

The robot of the Cambodian robotics team which was used in the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., July 16-18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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The robot of the Cambodian robotics team which was used in the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., July 16-18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

A member of Team Europe, which won gold medal, talks to a VOA reporter after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)
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A member of Team Europe, which won gold medal, talks to a VOA reporter after the closing of the First Global Challenge robotics competition in Washington, DC, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Nem Sopheakpanha/VOA Khmer)

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