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Rivers Etch the Cambodian Way of Life

Freshwater from the rivers of Cambodia are an integral part of life in Cambodia and a key element of the Khmer national character. The Mekong River Commission meets December 12 in Pakse, Laos to receive public input on the planned Don Sahong Dam, proposed by the Lao government to be built on a Mekong River site two kilometers from the Cambodian border and Steung Treng province. The MRC will take attendees on a field trip to the site on December 11.
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A village in Akrey Ksatr Commune, Kandal Province, Cambodia, September 27, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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A village in Akrey Ksatr Commune, Kandal Province, Cambodia, September 27, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

Soporkaley mountain, named after a Cambodian folktale, from across the Mekong River in Chhloung district, Kratie Province. Cambodia, March 16, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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Soporkaley mountain, named after a Cambodian folktale, from across the Mekong River in Chhloung district, Kratie Province. Cambodia, March 16, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

A coconut seller at Koh Dach, a place to relax on a bank of Mekong River. Cambodia, May 07, 2011. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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A coconut seller at Koh Dach, a place to relax on a bank of Mekong River. Cambodia, May 07, 2011. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

A man paddling a boat across Mekong River in Chhloung District, Kratie Provice, Cambodia, March 16, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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A man paddling a boat across Mekong River in Chhloung District, Kratie Provice, Cambodia, March 16, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

Children swimming near a port in Chhloung district, Kratie province, Cambodia, March 16, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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Children swimming near a port in Chhloung district, Kratie province, Cambodia, March 16, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

A village in Akrey Ksatr Commune, Kandal Province, Cambodia, September 27, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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A village in Akrey Ksatr Commune, Kandal Province, Cambodia, September 27, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

A village in Akrey Ksatr Commune, Kandal Province, Cambodia, September 27, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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A village in Akrey Ksatr Commune, Kandal Province, Cambodia, September 27, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

A ferry carrying people across the Mekong River to Akrey Ksatr Commune, Kandal Province. Cambodia, September 27, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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A ferry carrying people across the Mekong River to Akrey Ksatr Commune, Kandal Province. Cambodia, September 27, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

The sunset at Chaktumuk, where the Tonle Sap River, Bassac River, Upper Mekong River and Lower Mekong River intersect. Cambodia, September 27, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
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The sunset at Chaktumuk, where the Tonle Sap River, Bassac River, Upper Mekong River and Lower Mekong River intersect. Cambodia, September 27, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

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