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Live by the sword

Live by the sword

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Photo by: Heng Chivoan

A participant in the Heir Nak Ta ceremony in Phnom Penh prepares to cut his tongue with a knife. After blood is drawn, he will lick the yellow piece of paper, or Yantra  (at left), which will then become a good luck charm.

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