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In Brief: Lights at angkor harmless: official

In Brief: Lights at angkor harmless: official

Deputy

Prime Minister Sok An told members of parliament Friday that an outdoor

lighting system at Angkor Wat will not hurt the ancient structure and

will be a boon for Cambodia's struggling tourism sector. "The heat from

the lamps is 50,000 times weaker than the sun and will not hurt the

ancient temple, but it will allow the many colourful carvings on the

wall of Angkor Wat to be viewed," he said. Sok An also told lawmakers

Friday that the lights were placed into old "repair" holes.

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